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SESCA's '9th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta'

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The St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association's ‘9th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’ will be held on Sunday, 12 June, at Lackford Lake, 5 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds.


The Regatta was initiated eight 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 and social calendar. After a couple of years of particularly chilly weather, the event was moved from April to June, which has achieved the desired result of providing more pleasant sailing conditions.


The Regatta will feature racing for adult and junior divisions sailing any class of non-trapeze dinghy up to 4.5m. We anticipate that the majority of the adult fleet will comprise of Lasers and Laser Radials, with the junior fleet being mainly made up of Toppers and Picos. There will be a special prize for Sea Cadets.


A race briefing will be held at 10.30 am, with two races scheduled before lunch and one in the afternoon for each division.


We are delighted that the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will be sponsoring the event once again and providing a live steel band for lunch time entertainment - in addition to race prizes of a suitably Caribbean nature.


If you can't make it to Antigua, come and celebrate Sailing Week with us. Visitors and spectators welcome. Please note that no dogs are allowed on site as the Club is in a nature reserve.


For further information please see: http://www.westsuffolksailing.org.uk/open-meetings or e-mail: sesca.admin@gmail.com

  • Where

    St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association
    Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Lackford Lakes, Lackford, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HX

    Turn off the Mildenhall Road (A1101) at sign to Lackford Lakes. DFollow signs to Sailing Club. Post Code !P28 6HX. No dogs are permitted on site as the Club is in a nature reserve.

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