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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

Program St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta 2013 (revised Oct.2012)

Thursday March 28, 2013

Registration day from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm at the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club in the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel on the Philipsburg Boardwalk (Dutch side).

Yachts can anchor in Great Bay and come by dinghy to the beach right in front of the hotel and the Classic Yacht Club.

Please make sure that you have properly anchored and have enough anchor chain out.

We are also working on docking possibilities at Bobby's Marina.

Dinghies can be pulled up on the beach or you can go to the dinghy dock in Bobby's Marina or in the small channel leading up to the Greenhouse restaurant.

Free drinks and snacks will be available for all registered Captains and Crew + Invited Guests and Press from 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm at the Classic Yacht Club in and outside the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel.

The thirty minutes Skippers briefing starts there at 6.30 pm followed by the official openings ceremony and welcome cocktail party.

A special regatta menu will be available in the restaurant and the Classic Yacht Club Bar will remain open late.

 

Friday March 29, 2013

Free espresso coffee for crew and press as from 7.30 am.

The Pasanggrahan restaurant will be open for breakfast. ( Please make reservations in advance the day before )

First race day with start not before 10.00 am out of Great Bay Philipsburg (Dutch side).

Race to Marigot St.Martin (French side) with finish in the bay of Marigot.

Free dockage for participants (subject to availability) courtesy of Fort Louis Marina.

Free Drinks available after the regatta for all registered Captains and Crew, press and invited guests.
Party in the Fort Louis Marina parking lot or on the market place with live band.

Saturday March 30, 2013

Second regatta race day and special Tall Ships Day.
Tall ships will be on anchor in the Baie de Marigot, on the Fort Louis Marina Pier and Galisbay Port.

Free espresso coffee for crew and press at the parking lot in front of Fort Louis Marina as from 7.30 am.

Start not before 9.00 am in the bay of Marigot and finish in Great Bay Philipsburg.

Tall Ships will have a separate start and course with finish also in Great Bay

Arrival in Great Bay
FREE Beach Buffet for all registered Captains, Crew, Owners, Press and invited guests as from 1.00 pm (strictly invitation only) in the tents in front of the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club @ the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel in Philipsburg.

Saturday evening Classic Regatta party with Live band on the boardwalk at the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club @ the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel.

Special regatta menu available in the restaurant.

(Please make reservations in advance Thursday or Friday)

Sunday March 31, 2013

Free espresso coffee for crew and press as from 7.30 am at the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club.

Third race day with start not before 10.00 am again out of Great Bay and finish again in Great Bay around 4.00 pm.

Local Sail Boat Races in Great Bay with separate starts in the early afternoon, courses and finish in Great Bay on the board walk in front of Taloula Mango’s.

Award giving ceremony for the local sail boats around 6.00 pm

Sunday evening Award giving ceremony as from 7.00 pm followed by the price giving party at the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club @ Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse and Hotel.

Special regatta menu available in the restaurant.
Please make reservations well in advance)