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February 26, 2013
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.


Jan

 


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February 11, 2013
Article about Zaca A Te Moana Regatta Charters in Fax Info
See it here...


February 02, 2013
Article about Magnolia 1910 in Caribbean Compass.
Read it here...


February 01, 2013
Article about Zaca A Te Moana Regatta Charters in the Daily Herald by Robert Luckock is HERE


January 01, 2013
Happy New Year to all !


December 04, 2012
Article and Letter to the editor of the Daily Herald
Read it HERE


December 03, 2012
Article about Magnolia 1910
More...


November 08, 2012
Articles about the Nature Foundation and Reserve Naturelle are HERE


October 22, 2012
ILTT and Mount Gay Rum sponsoring in article by Robert Luckock in the Daily Herald.
More...


October 13, 2012
Air France / KLM discounted rates article in the Daily Herald.
Read it HERE...


October 10, 2012
Article ( en Français ) in Le Pelican about the opening of the Classic Yacht Club new location.
Read it HERE


October 10, 2012
Air France and KLM airlines reservations and discounted rates for bookings to come to the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta are now available HERE or by clicking the Air France-KLM logo in this web site.


October 06, 2012
The St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club is now OFFICIALY open at the new location in the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel Philipsburg St.Maarten.
More....


October 05, 2012
SuperYachts available for Charter during the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta 2013
Read the Daily Herald article HERE



October 03, 2012
Air France and KLM are the latest sponsors of the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta 2013
Read the Daily Herald article HERE


September 23, 2012
Classic Regatta Advisory Board Member PETER COHEN @ Southampton Boat Show in the UK for regatta promotion.
More...


September 19, 2012
Marina Fort Louis to host Classic Regatta participants again on Saturday March 30th.
Article by Robert Luckock in the Daily Herald is HERE


April 28, 2012
Several yachts that sailed in the Antigua Classic Regatta last week have already committed to participate in the sixth St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta.
Have a look at the entry page !


April 13, 2012
Several classic yachts, schooners, spirit of tradition, vintage and other yachts will be available for individual or corporate charter during the 2013 St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta.
More...


April 11, 2012
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 started 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 web site www.ClassicRegatta.com trough a secure credit card processing server.

ENTRY FEES:
$6.00 US per foot of the length on deck, payable with a completed entry form, by MARCH 15th
$10.00 US per foot after MARCH 15th
Yacht owners that are Members of the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club do not pay an entree fee to participate in the regatta.


The organization provides special reduced hotel rates for visiting tourists.
The regatta will be sanctioned as before by the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club.