There are a few things as calming and equally exciting as sailing and watching a sail boat glide along the water.
Antigua is a popular and beautiful sailing and yachting destination. The island even sets the stage for this picturesque activity, with its soft mountains and glorious waters. It is also home to the famous Antigua Sailing Week which is normally held in the Spring and is regarded one of the top regatta events in the world. On this picture journey we are going to take you on a short tour of Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua.
Nelson’s Dockyard, once a naval base for the Royal Navy, is now a cultural heritage site and marina, and is the world’s only Georgian-era dockyard that is still in use. It is a must stop on any Antigua excursion. A walk through this historic site takes you through history past the Dockyard Museum (on the site of what was the original Naval Officer’s house), the Admiral’s Inn (boasting original timbered ceilings), and the marina itself; the perfect day spent for history buffs and nautical fans.
– There is an entrance fee to the dockyard
– 2015 Sailing Week Antigua is April 25th to May 1st
– The dockyard has several restaurants and bars on site