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Antigua still welcomes sailors, despite virus

Regional 22 Feb, 2021 Follow News

Antigua’s sailing industry is still thriving

The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) has reassured visiting sailors that despite the cancellation of the iconic Antigua Sailing Week the yachting industry is still thriving, despite the effects of COVID-19.

President of the ABMA Franklyn Braithwaite said: "Our marinas and supporting marine service businesses remain open and with our many anchorages around both islands it's possible to enjoy charters between both islands and there still be enough space to socially distance."

Braithwaite added: “As we saw last year the weather and conditions are perfect well into the summer months and yachts looking for summer dock space, mooring or haul out and storage have many options in Antigua and the end of season shipping options will also continue for those wishing to get back to Europe or North America.”

He said that there are also locally based insurance companies with policies which can provide coverage over the forthcoming hurricane season.

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