Wayfarer Marine of Camden is a silver sponsor of the Superyacht Cup Antigua, with racing scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 27-30.

According to a story written by Kate Branagh on the BYM Product and Industry News website, a Marian Martin publication, in November, superyacht owners’ plans were being finalized for Caribbean cruising and winter sailing events. The successful and well-attended superyacht regattas in Europe during the summer appear to have boosted the Caribbean events and interest is higher than ever for The Superyacht Cup in Antigua.

“We are in regular contact with many yacht captains and the response this year is exceptionally positive; more than 15 yachts have said they are hoping to take part this January and we are confident that there will be a really strong fleet and excellent racing,” said Patrick Whetter, event organizer, in November. “The Antigua event has grown in popularity over the three years since it started, but the big increase in numbers appears to be due to moving the regatta to the end of January when most schedules are not so busy.”

The event will be held over four days with registration on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and racing Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 28-30. The ‘Bucket Rating’ system will be used and subject to conditions. Two races are planned for Jan. 29. Antigua is one of the most popular yacht racing destinations in the Caribbean. The seasonal trade winds provide perfect conditions for exhilarating sailing, and the social program provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the best of the local hospitality each afternoon after the racing.

Wayfarer Marine is providing silver sponsorship of the Superyacht Cup Antigua. Wayfarer supported the Horus Superyacht Cup in Palma this year where Ben Cashen attended the regatta on behalf of the company to promote the skills and experience of their full-service yard. Wayfarer Marine is a popular destination for many of the superyachts visiting the US eastern seaboard and several of the participating yachts at Superyacht Cup regattas in Europe and the Caribbean have strong connections with Midcoast Maine.

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