A Regatta Benefit for I-Tri

Amateur sailors on about 30 monohull and multihull sailboats are expected on Noyac Bay Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m., for a race sponsored by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Peconic Bay Sailing Association. An awards party will follow at 5 p.m. at Havens Beach to benefit I-Tri, a local nonprofit that empowers adolescent girls through participation in triathlons.

The boats are to be at least 22 feet long and have a performance handicap racing fleet rating of 230 or less. The overall grand prize for the winning captain and crew of five will be automatic entry into the events at the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week, held from April 28 to May 4, as well as airfare, charter boat costs, hotel accommodations, and registration fees. More then 100 yachts compete in the annual event off the island of Antigua, and it prompts multiple parties and award ceremonies.

Following Saturday’s regatta, sailors and landlubbers are being invited to a beach party with a Caribbean theme under a tent at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor from 5 to 8 p.m. A steel drum band from Antigua will play, food, cocktails, and a silent auction will be available, as well as a grand prize of one-week at a hotel on Antigua. The Honorable Asot A. Michael, minister of tourism, economic development, investment and energy for Antigua and Barbuda, will be on hand Saturday along with other Caribbean dignitaries.

Online tickets for Saturday’s awards party are $50 until midnight today. Tickets at the door will be $55. For more information and to purchase tickets, those interested can visit www.itrigirls.org.