Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – May 9th, 2022
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is pleased and excited to announce that the 5th annual “Domino’s Interschool Dinghy Sailing Championship” is rescheduled and will be sailed on Sunday, May 15th, 2022.
This competition was scheduled for January 2022, but had to be rescheduled because of a the sudden spike in Covid – 19 cases in January. A lot of students were quarantined, and schools could not complete their teams. Together with Domino’s Pizza, the Sint Maarten Yacht Club decided to reschedule the event.
The event is open to all schools on St. Maarten and St. Martin and there are no entry fee or cost involved, thanks to the sponsorship by Domino’s Pizza.
“The setup of the Championship is unique in sailing, where normally sailors compete against each other on an individual base. In this event the sailors team up with all the other sailors in their school and compete school against school.” Said Saskia Revelman, event manager at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.
The SMYC is expecting the following schools to be joining the event: Sister Regina Primary School, Learning Unlimited, Sundial St Maarten, Milton Peters College, Saint Dominic, Sister Magda, St. Maarten Academy.
The racing is divided into four classes: Optimist Class, Laser Class, RS Zest and RS Quest Class.
The goal is to take home the Overall Trophy for best school. Learning Unlimited won the 2021 edition of this event, are they able to win again? Individual trophies will be awarded as well to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class.
The aim of the event is to promote the sport of sailing on our island within the schools and to recognize those students who compete in this exciting sport. Through promotion of this 5th annual interschool sailing event, we hope to encourage and introduce as many young students on St. Maarten to sailing.
You can find the Notice of Race with the time schedule on our website: www.smyc.com/interschool-championship
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