2015 Caribbean Sailing Association Annual Conference

The 2015 Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Annual Conference will take place at Antigua Yacht Club in English Harbour from Friday to Sunday, 24 – 26 October.

The objective of the CSA Annual Conference is to bring together key stakeholders in sailing throughout the Caribbean and provide a networking opportunity for measurers, race officers, Member National Authorities, regatta organisers, yacht clubs etc. It will also keep industry players up to speed on the latest developments in the areas of: marketing; rating rules; sponsorship; regatta management; and yacht racing.

Speaking about the upcoming conference, Peter Holmberg, President of the CSA, said: “The Caribbean is becoming a premiere destination on the international race circuit, and our sailors a true powerhouse in the sailing world. I encourage everyone dedicated to the region or the sport of sailing to attend and help shape the course of this organisation and the sport of sailing”. 

Attendance is open to both members and non-members and accommodation is available at Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort and other nearby properties with which the CSA has negotiated affordable rates.

Re-live Antigua Sailing Week in the Final Video

Friday. 9 May 2014. It’s time to sum up the 47th edition of Antigua Sailing Week with this must watch final video featuring shots from land, sea, and air of some of the best captured moments of this incredible week!

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Latest Video from Antigua Sailing Week – Shaggy, Lay Day and Racing in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge & Local Culture


Sunday. 4 May 2014. In the penultimate episode of Antigua Sailing Week, Shaggy gives a sneak peak of his Shirley’s Heights Lay Day show, and we see some seasoned pros race in the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge and spend time with some of the local people working hard behind the scenes.

 

Tense Finale in Paradise – Antigua Sailing Week

 

Piet Vroon’s Ker 46, Tonnerre de Breskens 3 (Photo Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com)

Friday. 2 May 2014. High drama and fantastic conditions rounded off the 47th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Going into the last day, two yachts racing under CSA were undefeated, scoring seven straight bullets: Piet Vroon’s Dutch Ker 46, Tonnerre de Breskens 3 and David Cullen’s Irish J/109, Pocket Rocket were both vying for the prestigious overall prize, The Lord Nelson Trophy.

Several classes hung in the balance and the outcome of a whole week of racing was to be decided by seconds in CSA 2 & CSA 4. The last day of racing provided the windiest conditions of the week. Gusting up to 20 knots with an agitated sea state, the spray was flying off hulls on the south coast of Antigua and there was a ‘Cinderella moment’ for one of Antigua’s veteran yacht racers. [Read more…]

Latest Video from Antigua Sailing Week – The America’s Cup Comes to Antigua Sailing Week

 

Thursday. 1 May 2014. In this episode  Antigua’s Shannon Falcone reveals how his America’s Cup experience inspired him to help the younger generation on the Island of Antigua and in return how he inspired them.