The English Harbour Yacht Club was founded on Tuesday 21st November 1967.
The founders were Mr. P. Deeth, Mr. & Mrs. A. Copeland, Mr. C. Schumacher, Mr. & Mrs. D. Nicholson, Mr. & Mrs. Lassabliers,
Mr. J. Clegg and Ms. S. West. On the 9th September 1969 Commodore, Peter Deeth, reported that the cabinet had approved the grant of land at Falmouth Harbour for use by the Yacht Club. On 23rd June 1970 the Commodore reported that a lease had been completed by Rowan Henry. It was signed by the Trustees and the Governor General on 13th April 1971. The lease was recorded and the matter was satisfactorily concluded.
The first Yacht Club building was erected in 1970 by Jack Paterson. At the AGM of Sunday 21st May, 1972, the club name was changed to Antigua Yacht Club.
The Yacht Club Executive Committee and members have used their best endeavors to promote the sport of sailing including, but not limited to Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Mega Yacht Challenge, weekly dinghy racing, and youth sailing programs.
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