Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
Join Jolly Harbour Yachting club on the exquisite island paradise of Antigua. The friendly and fast-growing yacht club is located in Jolly Harbour, one of the islands safely situated harbours, with beautiful breezes and calm waters that provides top amenities for yachts, powerboats and mega-yachts.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced sailor, you are welcome to join in the fun, action and adventure, as a Member of the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club. If you are interested in becoming a Member, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will look forward to having you aboard.
Jolly Harbour Yacht club was founded in May 1993. It’s Founding Members were Geoffrey Pidduck, Hans Lammers and Dom Henry.
In April on that same year the club hosted Antigua Sailing Week.
The Club then hosted the Carib Cup Regatta in 1995, 1996 and 1997 which were a great success.
The club started the Valentine’s Regatta in 1996. The initiative was due to the impetus, motivation and encouragement of Antigua Yacht Club sailors and Robbie Ferron and Budget Marine which was intended to fill a void in CSA Calendar and to increase the Antigua Sports Calendar.
The Annual Regatta came into being after the Yacht Club lost the hosting of the Carib Cup when it was suggested that the winning island would take it over.
The Annual Regatta takes place in November and the St Valentine’s Regatta takes place on the weekend prior to the 14th February each year.
The Club now runs Saturday afternoon racing every week and both members and guests are invited to participate. The race starts and finishes in Jolly Harbour with a variety of courses taking the participants out to Five Islands and around into Five Island Bay.
Results and Prize giving takes place at 5.30 pm in the West Point Bar in the Jolly Harbour Commercial Centre.
The Club also has a weekly meeting of members and friends at the Al Porto Bar/Restaurant on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. Non and prospective members are encouraged to come along and meet club members and even find a boat to crew on during the Saturday racing.
For further details please have a look on their website for latest news……. www.jhycantigua.com