Antigua to Bermuda Race

Race | Antigua | May 3-9, 2021 | Skipper: CSM | Boat: Falcon

The Antigua to Bermuda race ran for the first time in 2017 and was a massive success. The course up from Antigua was hugely enjoyable to sail mixing in light air spinnaker reaches with challenging upwind sections that required careful attention to wind shifts. The race gave skilled sailors a chance to develop their helming and trimming skills whilst simultaneously providing developing sailors with a valuable chance to develop their offshore sea-legs.

Here at Spartan we heavily favour getting all our crew fully involved in every aspect of the sailing and when the skipper is a racing circumnavigator that means there are skills to be learnt from basic deck skills up to advanced helming with masthead spinnaker. You can take as much or as little as you want.

Departing from Antigua the race course takes us 935 Nm North- Bermuda lies on the other side of a number of complicated weather and current systems that make each day different and interesting.  This year we found that the competition was very close and for the majority of the race we were in sight of the other boats day and night creating close, tactical racing which the crew hugely enjoyed.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019, he has sailed approximately 315,000 Nm (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’. Read more…

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