The Caribbean Multihull Challenge – St Maarten signs Mount Gay Rum as one of its leading sponsors

Organizers of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge – St Maarten are proud to announce that the event in February will be an official Mount Gay Red Cap Event, having signed Mount Gay as one of the leading sponsors of the event. The first edition and only all-multihull regatta in the Caribbean, was announced last month and is now open for registration.

From left to right: Petro Jonker (CMC stearing committee chairman), Pascale Sold (Caribbean Zone Manager Mount Gay Rum), Sophie Jonker (CMC member), Michele Korteweg (General manager SMYC) and Roel Kokkelmans (Brand Manager, ILTT)

The Caribbean Multihull Challenge – St Maarten takes place from February 8 – 10, 2019. In addition to three spirited days of racing, the event will offer nightly entertainment and a fun beach party on Saturday afternoon, where Mount Gay Rum will be presenting Rum Specials, exciting games and many other activations. Venues for parties and prize giving will alternate nightly between the Sint Maarten Yacht Club and Buccaneer’s Beach Bar. “We are extremely excited to participate in this great initiative. Mount Gay Rum, the world’s oldest rum has a special connection with the sailing community with many of those sailors adorers of the Mount Gay Rum brand. To make this regatta an official Red Cap Event is something we are particularly proud of. We are confident that we can offer a unique event, both on- and off-shore where participants and spectators can enjoy competitive sailing and entertaining events while enjoying Mount Gay Rum” as per Roel Kokkelmans, Mount Gay Rum Brand-manager.

Caribbean Multihull Challenge – St Maarten will offer all multihulls from classics built in the 1970’s using marine plywood, to highly advanced contemporary designs built in carbon fiber. Courses for the racing will be specifically designed for multihulls with downwind or reaching starts and long reaching and running legs.

By breaking away from the traditional windward/leeward courses, common to regattas where multi and mono hull boats race on the same courses, boats entered in this event will have the opportunity to revel in high speed fun. Mount Gay Rum will sponsor the Saturday Race Day, a full day of racing, with fun and exciting courses, followed by a beach party including a daily prizegiving and a number of entertaining Mount Gay Rum activations. This leaves the Friday and Sunday race days available for other potential sponsors who are keen to activate their brand through this brand new and unique Caribbean event.

For more information on the event, for the official Notice of Race, and to register for the racing, go to

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