Have you ever watched yacht racing and dreamed of being a part of that winning crew?
Well now it's your turn as you man the winch, pull a line, or just simply relax and watch your fellow crewmates race the yacht to the finish line.
With a maximum of six guests and two professional crew on each yacht, you will be given undivided attention. A minimum of two yachts compete in each race and guests will be divided into teams. Groups can opt to stay together, of course.
You will be picked up at the cruise pier and driven to Falmouth Harbour, approximately 40 minutes away. After a safety briefing, the sails will be hoisted and you will head out into the harbor to practice your roles. Once all the crews are ready, we will begin the heart-pounding race action, which will last about 45 minutes.
Following the race you will be encouraged to take the helm as we cruise around the picturesque harbors of the mecca of yachting, Antigua, for an additional 45 minutes. While sipping on a celebratory rum punch, you will be shown fantastic, multimillion-dollar mega-yachts.
Finally, we will head back to the dock and store where t-shirts and photographs of your memorable trip will be available for purchase. Yachts have a small cabin and marine toilet.
If there are not enough guests to race, guests will be shown the basics of sailing and will still enjoy a pleasant sail.
Reviewer: Katherine J. Klein
As there weren’t enough people for a “race” we were still able to be treated to a beautiful few hours of sailing with a wonderful captain and mate... stunning scenery!!! This is a wonderful excursion!!!!
Reviewer: Larry Atkinson
Our trip was to be Yacht Racing in Antigua. It turned out that due to a lack of participants we were alone on the ship which turned into a private charter. Others would have cancelled, but not here. Fantastic experience, the staff was great!!!! They spent a lt of time teaching us the ins and outs of sailing the vessel. Would do it again in a heartbeat. One of the top excursions I have been on.
This was a good time but I'm going to warn you....if you easily get seasick then it probably isn't for you. You will be out in the ocean at one point or another (you start out mostly in the harbor) and depending on how the seas are then there's a good amount of motion. My wife got sick but it was only because she doesn't have the strongest stomach for such things. Our guides Keyshawn and Saddhiq were both very friendly and helped us get a feel for what it's like to sail professionally. I'd definitely recommend it.
The yacht crew were very experienced, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time!
The ""race"" was fun, but the finish line was a mystery to all but the captain! The tour through the harbors was interesting - seeing how the truly rich have their yachts cared for.