St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta 2013 canceled
It is with much disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2013 St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta.
During the past weeks we have received information from several ( six up to now ) yachts that they are not able to participate in the regatta if we can not provide a regatta charter.
We are a yachtclub and regatta organization, NOT a charter broker ( although personally I am a broker but that has nothing to do with this regatta )
In the old days, people used to participate in regattas for the fun, now it seems that they want to do a regatta only when they can make money.
This is a heavy decision and I am not happy with it, but I think that it is wise that we don’t want to organize a classic regatta anymore with only a few boats and have the risk that our sponsors are not happy with the return in exposure.
In addition it will cost a lot of money and effort to organize this regatta for just a few boats.
We will of course reimburse the sponsors who have paid already money or have made caps, T-shirts etc. or booked airline tickets for journalists, hotels that made bookings etc.
Thank you all who have worked to set up this regatta and helped out, and thank you to the yachts that really committed to sail the regatta, even with no charter.
We'll see you hopefully during the Antigua Classics.
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Additional General Information about the Sixth St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta 2013 will be posted here on a regular base.
The St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club, organizers of the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta announced today the preliminary program for their Sixth Classic Regatta in 2013.
St.Maarten / St.Martin is a small dual nation Island in the North Eastern Caribbean blessed with all year round sunshine and always blowing trade winds.
The Classic Regatta will take place during the last week-end of MARCH, from Thursday the 28th until Sunday the 31th 2013.
The regatta was sailed in 2006 for the first time.
The St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta attracts classic yachts, vintage yachts, schooners, Caribbean workboats like the Cariacou sloops, spirit of tradition and spirit of classic yachts from the Caribbean Islands, the US and Europe.
The regatta headquarters are located at the Classic Yacht Club in the Pasanggrahan Royal Guest House and Hotel in Philipsburg, the main shopping street on the boardwalk in Philipsburg.
The first race day starts out of Great Bay there to the French side capital Marigot, the second one is from Marigot back to Philipsburg and the final day will see the yachts leaving again out of Great Bay towards the Island of Anguilla and return to Great Bay in the afternoon.
Several yachts have already signed up for the 2013 event and the organizers expect an other twenty or more yachts to participate.
The official Opening and Skippers briefing with cocktail party is on Thursday and the closing party with prize giving ceremony is on Sunday afternoon.
A party with live band will be organized on Saturday evening around the Classic Yacht Club in the Pasanggrahan and the traditional Beach Buffet will be on Saturday at lunch time again.
Who can sail? ONLY classic yachts, vintage yachts, schooners, spirit of tradition and spirit of classic yachts.
( no modern yachts allowed )
There is a special class for Caribbean workboats ( like the traditional Cariacou boats or the small Grand Case and Anguilla local sailboats ) and a Tall Ship Class.
Registration can be done on line in the classic regatta web site www.ClassicRegatta.com trough a secure credit card processing server.
$6.00 US per foot of the length on deck, payable with a completed entry form, by MARCH 15th 2013
$10.00 US per foot after MARCH 15th 2013
Yacht owners that are registered Members of the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club at least 6 months prior to the regatta date do not pay an entree fee to participate in the classic regatta.
Yachts that have
participated in a previous St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht
Regatta or Grenada Classic Yacht Regatta and are not a member of the
St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club will have to pay only 50% of
the regular entree fee.
Yachts that have participated in the Transat Classique to Barbados do not pay an entree fee
Yachts that have done a Trans Atlantic Crossing to race in the regatta do not pay an entree fee to participate in the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta.
Our organization provides special reduced hotel rates for visiting tourists.
A list with hotels will be available soon.
Tourists that book a week during the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta can apply for a free catamaran sail during the regatta.
The regatta is organized by the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club in cooperation with Jean Jarreau Media and will be sanctioned as before by the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club.
Additional and updated information becomes available in the web sites
www.ClassicRegatta.com and in www.ClassicYachtClub.com