Multihull Regattas that are not Beach Cat regattas are few in number. This in spite of multihulls being a real growth category. Caribbean regattas have always ‘allowed’ multihulls; but now there is a dedicated Multihull Regatta planned for the Caribbean that is looking like it will become the annual grand regatta for these increasingly popular yachts. Organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, the CMC already boasts entries ranging from comfortable cruising yachts to serious racing machines.
Sint Maarten has always been the leading destination for multihulls going back to the years when innovative builder Peter Spronk sweated in the sun building wood/epoxy multihulls. Today his son Roger is a major supporter of this event. In recent years magnificent new designs from HH, Gunboat, Outremer, Balance, Fontaine Pajot, Lagoon, and more are seen in SXM anchorages.
A new CMC entry is the magnificent Melvin/Morelli R-SIX that won Antigua Sailing week last year. Other high performance multihulls like Orma’s and new designs by Bieker and Schionning are in. On the other side of history so is Tryst, the classic Newick that has been in Sint Maarten for over 40 years. Other entered catamarans are set to enjoy competitive racing, great comfort, and the practicality that only a multihull can offer.
With added beach games, great parties, and even a small boat show, the Caribbean Multihull Challenge will become another great Caribbean regatta and festival. Enter at www.RegattaGuru.com/
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