After consultation with both the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda over the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce the 2020 Antigua Bermuda Race has been cancelled.
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week thank the support of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum for their help in organizing the race and wish all sailors safe passage home.
Chair Antigua Bermuda Race
The fourth edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start from Antigua May 6th 2020. The 935nm oceanic race is managed by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum. The race is designed to suit a wide range of yachts and crew, with memorable parties both in Antigua and Bermuda.
After leaving Antigua the fleet pass Barbuda and will be out of sight of land until the finish in Bermuda. The race is an experience of about 1,000 miles of tropical Atlantic sailing - a true blue ocean adventure. Sailing in the deep, competitors will experience reaching conditions in warm oceanic swell and a magical night sky.
Canadian Pogo 12.50 Hermes II has raced in all previous editions of the Antigua Bermuda Race and co-skipper Meg Reilly confirms that the team will be back for their fourth race, having come third in class last year.
"Every year I look forward to the Antigua Bermuda Race and I think Hermes does too," smiled Meg Reilly. "She gets to stretch out her legs and surf some real ocean waves.