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  • Antigua to Bermuda Race
    May 8, 2019 - May 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Whole Boat Charters & Individual Crew Places Available

Antigua to Bermuda Race  Join yacht ‘Sonrisa’ on this 935 nautical mile ocean race from Antigua to Bermuda.

Also consider additional:

Bermuda to Newport Milebuilder –  Join yacht ‘Sonrisa’ on this ocean passage as she returns to Newport, R.I. from Bermuda.

About Yacht ‘Sonrisa’:

Sonrisa is a US registered X-Yacht, XP44 launched in September 2016 and in excellent condition as she is maintained by a full-time experienced Skipper; Marcus Cholerton-Brown. Marcus is a former Challenge and Clipper skipper and has competed in many races in the UK and US with notable success.

Full Race Kit: carbon mast, carbon boom, carbon vang, extended carbon bowsprit, high tech lines and blocks.

Race navigation package based on Navionics and Expedition with two deck plotters, laptop, and waterproof remote screen handset for on deck.

Sail wardrobe, February 2017:

3Di: Mainsail, jib #1, #2, #3, #4, Jib Top, Genoa Staysail

3Dl: Code zero, Spinnaker Staysail, Furling A3

Spinnakers (supercote): A1, A2 (x2), A3, A4 (x2)

Storm Staysail and Trysail

2018 Results:

SYC Vineyard, Race 1st Place

Larchmont Race Week, 2nd Place

Newport To Bermuda, 2nd Place

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, 4th Place

Annapolis Down The Bay Race, 2nd Place

Miami to Havana, 2nd Place

Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, 4th Place

About the Bermuda Race event:

The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race will be the third edition of the 935 nautical mile race across the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda. Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race will start on May 8; five days after the 52nd edition of Antigua Sailing Week. There will be a crew party for all participants the day before departure and a Prize Giving at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on May 16, 2019.

The 2019 Antigua Bermuda race has been selected for the 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series which will consist of five races: RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Bermuda Race, Transatlantic Race 2019, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Race Course:

Start off Fort Charlotte Antigua Wednesday May 8. 2019

leave Antigua to Port,

Bermuda to Port,

Finish off St David’s Light, Bermuda.

Race Start Location:

The oceanic race will start from Fort Charlotte Antigua, just after Antigua Sailing Week.

Race Start Date:

· Starts Wednesday 8th May 2019

· Approximate finish: 14th May 2019

Why not combine these two great opportunities?

This 935nm race and ocean passage are suitable for those wishing to qualify for their Ocean Yachtmaster certificate.

Details of Bermuda to Newport, R.I. Passage

You will be expected to take a full role as a crew member within a watch system. You will therefore be involved in all aspects of sailing the boat; including duties both below and above deck.

Highlights include: sailing in a variety in weather conditions, including some heavy weather, sailing in a watch system, opportunities to practise celestial navigation skills, amazing seascapes and sunrises, fabulous opportunities to experience marine life close-up with a warm and wonderful welcome in Newport, R.I.


  • Professional and Experienced Skipper
  • All food when racing and on open passage
  • All safety equipment

Milebuilder Start Date:

· Starts Saturday 25th May 2019

· Approximate finish: 30th May 2019

How to Book:

· Email

· Phone (+44) 01983 242 033

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