In the end it was a good result for us. We finished 2nd. on the water , and 4th on corrected time  in a very competitive class with lots of local fast boats - real racers . 

Today relaxation at Pigeon Point beach thanks to Guillaume and Claudine  at Catherine's Cafe, before sailing towards St Barth and then  the next race in St Maarten - the Heineken regatta.
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3 of the best bars left near English Harbour? Feel free to comment!

According to James Henderson of the Telegraph Travel section

Mad Mongoose 

Right at the heart of the "strip", on the junction of Falmouth and English Harbour, Mad Mongoose is a lively, brightly-painted (yellow and blue) roadside establishment. It sees a mixed crowd of tourists, islanders and yachties, who come in for live music (Fridays) and dancing, fired by rum punch and Caribbean beers. 

Address: English Harbour
Contact: 001 268 463 7900; madmongooseantigua.com
Prices: EC$5-10
Opening times: evenings daily, lunch in season

 

 

 

Galley Bar 

The Galley Bar has a lovely setting in Nelson’s Dockyard, where sailors have enjoyed a drink or two for centuries. The pretty open-sided bar is surrounded by cannon, copper boilers and palms. The place heaves during happy hour, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Address: Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour
Contact: 001 268 460 1533
Prices: EC$5-15
Opening times: all day

Abracadabra 

A long-standing favourite on the main strip in English Harbour, Abrabadabra is an Italian restaurant that dims the lights for films and then later becomes a lively music venue featuring Caribbean DJs.

Address: Dockyard Drive, English Harbour
Contact: 001 268 460 2701
Prices: EC$5-10
Opening times:7pm–11pm Mon-Thurs; 7pm-4am on Fridays and Saturdays

Join Milanto for the TransAtlantic Antigua-Azores- Gibraltar

The Transatlantic West to East  is approximately 4000nm starting in Antigua and finishing in Gibraltar. This TranAtlantic crossing is challenging and with varied sailing conditions.This is a great opportunity for mile building, gaining Ocean experience and discovering the quality of sailing on a Nautor Swan!

Leg 1 – Antigua to the Azores – approx 2600nm

Each year the weather is different but typically our route would take us North up to about 30 North where we would adjust our course to the East skirting the Azores high pressure system. This passage is approximately 14 to 17 days and is dominated by the Azores high.

The route

The route

The port, Horta, Azores

The port, Horta, Azores

Leg 2 – Azores to Gibraltar – approx 1100nm

After a stopover in the Azores we head  East. In June the conditions can be variable with gales from the west or light ,moderate winds from the North East. that can give a very exiting reaching condition .This passage takes about 6 to 9 days.

The Rock

The Rock