January 13, 2023 – Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is hosting the Grant Thornton Multiclass Regatta this upcoming weekend January 14 and 15, 2023.
This 2-day event welcomes sailors in the following 6 classes: Optimist, RS Zest, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7 and RS Quests. So far 25 entries have been received. Besides the sailors from the Sint Maarten Yacht Club and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Sailing School entries have been received from Club de Voile de Friar's Bay and the St. Barts Yacht Club, promising excellent competition on the water.
The Multiclass Regatta has been a popular event among all age groups and has shown great participation numbers in the past. Grant Thornton will enter its fourth year of sponsorship of this event!
"The wind predictions for Saturday are great, says Paul Henriques, Race Officer of the Grant Thornton Multiclass Regatta, 16 - 18 knots of wind. On Sunday much lighter winds are expected, between 7-9 knots of wind. It will be interesting to see how the competitors will cope in different weather conditions. Our team is ready to facilitate and organize some high class racing".
Sailors will be served with some breakfast pastries from Zeebest, lunch and after sailing snacks sponsored by Domino’s pizza.
On Sunday morning the racing in the Grant Thornton Multiclass Regatta continues and closed off with prize giving which is set for 1.30pm. Registration is still open and can be done at www.smyc.com/multiclass-regatta
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Sint Maarten Yacht Club
The club was established in 1980 with the goal to promote sailing on the island of St. Maarten. The Sint Maarten Yacht Club organizes multiple sailing events throughout the year, with the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta as its crown jewel. A youth sailing program stimulates local youngsters to become part of the sailing community, teaching them life skills like teamwork, perseverance and confidence. Always looking to further develop sailing on St. Maarten, the Club is active in promoting the sport, as well as the beautiful Caribbean island destination of St. Maarten. For more information visit www.smyc.com