Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) has announced a further two-year partnership with Peters & May as the official yacht transport and logistics partner of Antigua Sailing Week.
The agreement was finalised following a successful year in 2016, as according to Peters & May, it has been some years since Antigua saw a consistent yacht transport solution in to and out of Antigua.
The first 2016 Peters & May Caribbean ship sailing into Antigua arrived on Saturday the 12th of November, discharging yachts and containers transported from Palma de Mallorca. The next Caribbean-bound ship is due to leave Southampton this month.
Peters & May will be the sponsor of the Round Antigua Race, to be known as the 'Peters & May Round Antigua Race'. This optional race around Antigua on Saturday, April 29, 2017 will be scored separately from the full week of racing and will therefore be an excellent tune-up opportunity for crews.
Commercial director of ASW, Alison Sly-Adams said, “We recognised some years ago the importance of yacht transport options to and from Antigua, especially at the end of the season after ASW, to provide yacht owners with an option to ship their boats from Antigua to their next destination following the close of the Caribbean season.
“We worked alongside Peters & May with the Minister of Tourism and key industry stakeholders, as well as the Port Authority and the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association to determine how we can deliver the best service for our visiting yachts.
“We are therefore delighted that Peters & May is backing us and extending its commitment to Antigua Sailing Week, especially in this very important year marking our 50th annual event.’
Craig Stanbury, yacht racing operations director of Peters & May Group commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Antigua Sailing Week and the Round Antigua Race.
We have developed a great working relationship with the ASW team that allows us to contribute to a fantastic regatta and provide a transport solution for yachts wanting to ship in and out of Antigua, which in turn helps grow entrants to Antigua Sailing Week. We are committed to working with all stakeholders in Antigua to ensure a personal and professional service is delivered.
‘With Antigua Sailing Week being the ultimate regatta of the Caribbean yacht racing season it means many boats that didn’t previously have time in their schedules can now participate in ASW. It also means that boats that come for the great cruising around the islands here can choose to be in Antigua during the annual festivities before making the journey on to their next destination.”
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