The Caribbean Multihull Challenge – St. Maarten announces strong technical team

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is pleased to announce a strong technical team to manage the first annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge that is to take place 8-10 February 2019 in Sint Maarten. The club recognizes that multihull sailing has some different potentials and some different challenges and has mandated the team to optimize the race management to match these hurdles and potentials.

The chairman of the race committee is Robbie Ferron, the founder of the Heineken regatta and longest ever serving President of the Caribbean Sailing Association. He has found International Judge David de Vries willing to chair the Jury. David is the only Caribbean racing judge to have been invited to serve at two Olympic Games. The Principal Race Officer will be Andrew Rapley who has run all on the water components of the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta and who has officiated at every premium event in Sint Maarten.

The organizers are now 12 weeks before this event actually takes place but already there are 20 entries. The entries vary from the magnificent R-6, includes Orma 60’s, classic Spronks, Robertson and Caine cruisers, day boat cats and the venerable Newick “Tryst”. The development of a new feature on the Caribbean sailing calender where the fastest growing vessel type (multihulls) are promoted, celebrated and exercised.

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