SESCA’s 7th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta
The St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association’s '7th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta' will be held on Sunday, 2nd June at Lackford Lake, 5 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
The Regatta was initiated six years ago as a fun event to celebrate and coincide with Antigua Sailing Week in the Caribbean. Amazingly, through a Google alert, reports of the Regatta came to the attention of the Antigua Sailing Week Race Committee and the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, who were so impressed with the initiative that they kindly offered to come on-board as event sponsors.
With the Tourism Authority's generous support, the Regatta has become the highlight of SESCA's sailing calendar. After a couple of years of particularly chilly weather, the event was moved from April to June, in the hope of realising warmer conditions.
This year, the Regatta will feature racing for adult and junior divisions sailing any class of non-trapeze dinghy up to 4.5m. It is anticipated that the majority of the adult fleet will comprise of Lasers and Laser Radial dinghies, with the junior fleet being mainly made up of Toppers and Picos. There will be a race briefing at 10.30 am, with two races scheduled before lunch and one in the afternoon for each division.
The Club is delighted that the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will again be sponsoring the event and providing a live steel band for lunch time entertainment, in addition to race prizes of a suitably Caribbean nature. Visitors and spectators are welcome but no dogs are permitted on site as the Club is in a nature reserve.