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America's Cup Yacht Racing

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Address: Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 721-542-0045
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors can participate in a mini-America's Cup boat race in actual boats...

Visitors can participate in a mini-America's Cup boat race in actual boats from the 1987 competition, including Dennis Conner's famous Stars & Stripes.

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St. Maarten 12 Metre Challenge
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Great Thrill of Sailing

I have been to St. Maarten several times. I have seen this and always wanted to do it. In April on our Carnival Sunshine cruise we booked this. It is not cheap, but it is fun. we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffrey C
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Melbourne, Florida

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Melbourne, Florida
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to St. Maarten several times. I have seen this and always wanted to do it. In April on our Carnival Sunshine cruise we booked this. It is not cheap, but it is fun. we went quickly from the ship, to the pier, to a transfer boat to our sailing ship. we got picked to be on the... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Jeffrey, thanks for taking the time to let others know how you enjoyed our America's Cup 12 Metre Challenge. And thanks for finally choosing us. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Hope to meet you next time. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excursion through our Royal Caribbean cruise was fantastic. It was thrilling and exciting. Both my husband and I agreed it was the best of all our excursions and we will definitely not miss it next time we come. The sailing crew was friendly and it was fun to have a job on the boat that contributed to our win!... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi ReneeL6. I have just read your review of our "America's Cup" 12 Metre Regatta and I am quite delighted ! Especially thrilled that you feel it was the best of all your excursions. We have enjoyed a wonderful relationship, over the last 25 years with Royal Caribbean; they provide us with guests...and we provide the guests with thrills.! Many... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience to be part of the crew for a race on one of the America's Cup former sailing boats. I cannot wait to watch the America's Cup this year and feel as if I could be on board as part of the team. You are not required to be part of the crew and just go for... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi Cespsmith, I'm so glad you had a great time on our "America's Cup" 12 Metre Challenge and very pleased you experienced the thrill of the exclusivity of actually racing aboard a real America's Cup race boat. Pretty heady isn't it? I am confident, that now when you watch the America's Cup, you will have a much greater appreciation of... More 

Sturgis, South Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Americas cup yacht racing is a MUST DO while in St Martin! Totally worth your time while you are on the island. Exciting, informative, FUN and competitive! We will do it again next time we are back on the Island!

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi Cst56. Thanks for writing this review of our 'America's Cup' 12 Metre Challenge. I think you have hit the nail on the head with your description. Thanks for sharing it. I look forward to meeting you next time you are on island. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We repeated this excursion and it was just as enjoyable the second time. Captain tells you what to do and each person has a role. It was fun to be out on the water.

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hello wishilivedindl. I am so glad you came back a second time and that you enjoyed it just as much. And I hope you got your complimentary 12 Metre Crew Shirt in our "Lifetime Crew shirt replacement service". It's a little thing we have fun with. Whenever a guest returns to come sailing with us again.......and is wearing his/her 12... More 

San Jose, California
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great opportunity to sample yacht racing and to learn a little bit about how the team works together in an actual race. We were each given a job and were put to work. This really got the blood pumping as we struggled to move quickly, and turn sharply. So fun! We also had people on board who... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi Janis, thanks for the review. It is so nice when our guests tell other guests they had a great time. You also mentioned it is ok to bring the grandparents!! Sure, we have several tasks for the less active....time keeper, whale watcher....! The other day we had a delightful chap.... a mere 86 years young sporting a Royal Thames... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From beginning to end this was a top notch experience. From learning a bit of history to actually sailing on America's Cup yachts in a real race, this experience was top notch. Certainly a must do I you're visiting St. Maarten!

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Prometheus, many thanks for the great review I have just read. It sounds as though you absolutely experienced .exactly what we are trying to offer......as we say...."a little bit of history, a little bit of competition, and a whole lot of fun." I personally believe the 1987 America's Cup was the greatest ever: the largest number of boats built for... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Hats off too the fine crew of Stars & Stripes. From the moment my teenage daughter and I checked in with our gracious host,David, too crossing the finish line with Cap'n Morgan and his fine crew, our hearts were filled with pride and joy. Skipper let my daughter Caelan bring us back in to the mooring and I couldn't be... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi Richard, so glad you and Caelan had a memorable time. For sailors like yourself and Caelan this can be quite the 'heady' experience, can't it. Hope you got a photo of her magic moment. Please.come and see us again. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great fun on the seas! We had a blast being part of the crew and becoming a team with strangers. You can work as much or as little as you wish. The Captain and his mates were a pleasure and very professional!

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Rose, so glad you had a blast being part of the crew on one of the boats that competed in the greatest ever America's Cup. That is totally what our 12 Metre Challenge is all about. And thanks, Rose, for you kind review. I'll pass your words along to the crew. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The most promotionally under rated excursion with the most fun! Captain Ernie and his crew treated us to a hands-on experience on an America's Cup yacht race. Beautiful views, beautiful sailing and a fantastic time was had. Everyone had a specific position on board to help secure our win, with the help of the crew, of course! I highly recommend... More 

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this review

Hi CampanJon, Thanks so much for reviewing our 12 Metre Challenge and for your comments about Ernie and the crew. I shall certainly share your wonderful remarks with them. Thanks also for your high recommendation. I am glad you had such a good time, and I look forward to meeting you in person next time you are in St. Maarten.... More 

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