Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta hosted by PBSA : Peconic Bay Sailing Association

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The Antigua & Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta is a handicapped race using ratings provided by PHRF of Eastern Long Island.  The Organizing Authority is the Peconic Bay Sailing Association. This regatta and awards party is financed by the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Board as a way to increase tourism and participation in Antigua Sailing Week. Captains Guide - as agent for the Antigua Barbuda Tourism Board -  will provide the following awards:

· Perpetual Cup to be engraved with the winning boat’s name

· 1st Prize Overall- for winning Captain and Crew: airfare,  charter boat for Antigua Sailing Week 2018, hotel accommodations in Antigua and registration fees to compete in Antigua Sailing Week Week (28 April – 4 May 2018) for Captain and crew of five.   

· 2nd Prize Overall- Lunch for 4 at the American Hotel, Sag Harbor

· 3rd Prize Overall- A “Mini Barrel” of English Harbour Rum 

· Smaller cup trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall

· Glass Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each division

Prizes awarded at the post race Caribbean Cocktail Party (5 - 8 pm) under a tent at Haven's Beach, Sag Harbor.Click here for party tickets

The Antigua & Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta is financed by the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Board as a way to increase tourism and participation in Antigua Sailing Week. The Awards Party will be a benefit for i-tri- a local non-profit that empowers adolescent girls through the sport of triathlon.

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  • Jul 27, 2017 10:58 EST

    Antigua & Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Recap


    Twenty one boats registered for the ABHC regatta on Saturday July 22nd all hoping to win the grand prize on the race-course in Noyack Bay.  The winner of the regatta - - the skipper and 5 members of his or her crew - - would receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week. All racing hopes were dashed, however, by an uncharacteristic lack of wind on the race-course.  After nearly three hours of delay, and still no wind or any prospect of wind, Race Committee PRO Tony Dill was forced to abandon racing for the day.

    With no winner from the day’s racing, the Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, the Honorable Asot A. Michael, decided that prizes would instead be awarded based on a drawing at the Regatta Party that evening, with the names of each boat placed in a hat.  A keg of Antigua rum was won by Dave Whalen, and lunch for four at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor was won by Greg Ames.  But the grand prize went to Skilligalee, skippered by Jim Ryan.  Jim is a former PBSA commodore, and he borrowed Skilligalee for this race from Tom Samuels, another former PBSA commodore. Jim and his crew (including Tom Samuels!) will be going to Antigua next April.

    The Regatta Party took place at Haven’s Beach in Sag Harbor, and a separate raffle was held for prizes that included a week’s stay in the historic Copper and Lumber Store Hotel at Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua.  This prize was won by PBSA members Bill & Helen Coster.  

    The ABHC event was, in part, a fund raiser, and over $2,000 was raised for the non-profit organization i-tri ( to help empower young women by overcoming their fears to compete in a triathlon.

    PBSA wants to thank Rob and Theresa Roden, from Captain’s Guide, and the Race Committee for their hard work organizing this regatta and after-party.


  • Jul 22, 2017 15:58 EST

    Racing was abandoned at 2:00 pm for lack of wind. ...

  • Jul 20, 2017 11:25 EST

    Paragraph 5.3 is changed. "In the event of any postponements, no Warning Signal will be made after 2:00 pm."

    The entire SI has been updated with this change and reposted.

  • Jun 06, 2017 19:12 EST

    Buy tickets for the Awards Party at Haven’s Beach in Sag Harbor 5:00 – 8:00 pm Following the Antigua Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Regatta - sailors and landlubbers alike will gather for a Caribbean Beach Party, under the tent at Haven's Beach to enjoy, great music, food, wine and beer! The entry fee includes two party tickets. Additional party tickets are available at [url] for $40.00 prior to July 19th and for $50.00 on July 20th.  The Regatta prizes- including the GRAND PRIZE trip for winning Captain and Crew of 5 to compete in the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week will be awarded.     ...

  • Jun 06, 2017 15:41

    Event site launched on Regatta Network ...

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