Sugar Ridge 5 July 2010
Boutique hotel Sugar Ridge has teamed up with Ondeck to offer a unique ‘Stay and Sail' experience in Antigua. The partnership offers active travellers a winning formula of accredited yacht and powerboat courses, combined with the relaxing and sophisticated ambience of Sugar Ridge.
Ondeck is the only RYA accredited school in Antigua, offering the most widely accepted courses anywhere in the world. These range from a 2-day Start Yachting or 1 day Powerboat course through to the highest level, Ocean Yachtmaster.
Start Yachting is a 2-day practical course suitable for complete or near novices. A great introductory course, Start Yachting provides a basic knowledge of how to steer a yacht, hoisting sails, handling ropes and winches and some basic rules of the road. Powerboat Level 1 & 2 are one and two day courses respectively, which cover boat handling, safety, basic navigation, chart work and weather.
The courses finish at 1730 each day allowing time to enjoy the other side of Antigua at Sugar Ridge. In an elevated location, the hotel has beautiful views and is nestled in a natural hillside bordered with sugar cane and lush flora. Combining a contemporary style with state of the art facilities, the hotel offers the perfect retreat after a day out on the open Seas with a choice of three pools, Antigua's first-ever Aveda Concept spa, gym, pilates/yoga studio, and wide range of activities in and around the resort. Round off the perfect day by catching a sensational sunset at Carmichael's open-air fine dining restaurant.
BA offer a 7 night stay for the price of 5 at the 4* Sugar Ridge, Antigua from £975 per person based on August 2010 departures. Includes return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation including breakfast. For reservations visit ba.com/sale or call 0844 493 0758. Book by July 20. Ondeck courses start from $295 for Powerboat Level 1.
Notes to editors:
Start Yachting Course: Minimum age is 16 and there will be a maximum of 5 students. The qualification counts towards more advanced courses. Powerboat Level 1 & 2: Level 2 is the more advanced. Minimum age is 14 and there will be a maximum of 3 students per course.