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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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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 Excursion!

This activity was so much fun ! you really don't need any sailing experience at all, the entire crew makes this a great time from the sign in to the short training period, then on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bakersfield, California

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This activity was so much fun ! you really don't need any sailing experience at all, the entire crew makes this a great time from the sign in to the short training period, then on to the boats!!!we sailed on True north with Captain Garrett - very exciting. I would recommend this event to just about anybody....

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved this excursion. We stopped in St. Maarten during a cruise and booked this trip through the ship. It was well organized, lots of instruction ( We are not sailors), and so much fun. The staff are wonderful and really make it exciting. This is something that I am so glad that we did and plan... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great unique chance to crew on a 1987 Americas cup 12 metre yacht. This was the only trip from our cruise ship which was actually cheaper than booking direct-Some mistake surely?.Two teams of novices or 'experts' get a fantastic opportunity to experience a unique race. You can be an 'active' or 'inactive' participant. Working a grinder, timekeeper or just... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just knowing you're sailing on Stars and Stripes or on True North is awesome to begin with. Do participate - Be a grinder or a "winch wench", and you're actually part of the crew, and the two boats do race on every trip, just as they do in the America's Cup Challenge. If you ever have a tendency to get... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No sailing experience necessary to work as part of the crew or to just relax and enjoy the ride. My wife and I worked as grinders, even though we had never done before. It was great fun. We were on Canada II and beat Stars and Stripes II. We woiuld love to go back and do it again. The staff... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the great opportunity to take part in one of our favorite activities during our cruise the America's Cup Yacht Race. The captains were amazing and made the experience so fun. This is a real race. The captains of each boat really want to win and so everyone works really hard to make that happen. Not great for smaller... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so totally different from other excursions and we loved every minute! Captain Ernie gave great instructions and we felt comfortable even though we had never sailed before!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 14 of us on one yacht and 14 on the other. We raced in 20 knot winds on a beautiful day. We were most fortunate. Be prepared to work the grinders or the sheets. The 2 in crew and the captain are excellent at preparing you to do your job. I would not recommend it for little children... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip. Our guides were Captain Morgan, JT, and Greg. These guys were excellent. They trained us for the first 20 min. and then we helped man the boat. I have followed the America's Cup for many years so it was awesome actually sailing on the actual 12 meter boat Dennis Connor won the America's... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this ourselves online having already done a cruise and were spending extra time on St Maarten. A tip that this will save you dollars over doing it from your cruise ship. Our crew and the preamble were excellent. They went out of their way to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. The race was great and you... More 

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