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America's Cup Yacht Racing

Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-0045
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St. Maarten 12 Metre Challenge
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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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“grinder” (85 reviews)
“true north” (58 reviews)
“stars stripes” (45 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-0045

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We sailed or should I say crewed on "Stars & Stripes" with Captain Morgan and his team of two last week. It was by far the best excursion that we have participated in ever and would highly recommend it. I have sailed my entire life...More

Thank Fetigani
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hailey from Lee's Roadhouse Grill recommended us to call Sue and book our excursion. We booked our excursion with Sue. We raced on Stars and Stripes. Our crew was David, Kurt, and Captain Morgan. We had an AMAZING time!! There were 6 in our group...More

Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So close to getting 5 stars, but you lose 1 for your check-in process. We arrived at Bobby's marina to check in. Seemed bewildered that we were even there. We showed the person our confirmation page we had printed out before leaving home. Thank goodness...More

Thank davidlspicer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the 12 Metre Challenge and it was one of the highlights of our whole trip. We returned home, and I'm still smiling about it! We had no prior sailing experience, and still had an absolute blast. We learned about the America's Cup, and...More

Thank csedam1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went without knowing before hand the extent of everything we were going to do but between the drinking, racing, rum punch, crew, and history behind the boats this is defiantly a great time thanks to Captain Dave Benjamin (Benji) , King and David, the...More

Thank Owen m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the challenge with others from a conference and my wife and I arrived early to get a bite nearby and upon arrival were surprised to see the restaurant was open. We split a burger that was excellent! Then off to our challenge...Challenge makes...More

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an adrenaline rush!!!! It was the highlight of our week in St. Maarten, especially since we are sitting here watching this years race in Bermuda. What a difference in boats, but not in excitement. Thank you Captain Morgan for helping me as Captain win...More

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a friend suggested booking a cruise that stopped in St. Maarten, I knew this experience was the one thing I had to do during it, and I was not disappointed! You don't have to have sailing experience- the crew was super knowledgeable and explained...More

Thank Leslie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite unique to sail and race in a Yacht that won the American Cup back in 1987. A perfect organization, great master and a crew that did a fantastic job. Congrats to the ladies onboard including the leader of our team. The race...More

Thank Eugenio M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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,...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

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

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Are there bathrooms on the yachts? If not, how long are you out there? Thanks!
10 January 2017|
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Response from dtudor09 | Reviewed this property |
Nope no bathrooms. I can't remember exactly how long we were gone but maybe like total time 2-3 hours.
Hi! We also have a few generations going...youngest is age 9 through grandparents age 68...who are pretty active for their age. Would this be too strenuous for the grandparents in your opinion? Thanks so much for your help!
10 January 2017|
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Response from Colin P | Property representative |
A good question, thanks. We have a variety of 'jobs' on the boat, from mildly active; timekeeper; navigator, to reasonably strenuous; primary grinder, mainsail grinder etc. on the way out to the boats, we assess our 'crew... More
Eric F
What is the rain policy? Do they race in heavy rain or reschedule you? If you can not make the rescheduling time, do you get a full refund? Do you race in light thunderstorms?
16 September 2016|
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Response from Colin P | Property representative |
Here in St. Maarten, when rain showers come through, they rarely last for more than 10 to 15 minutes. If we are out and a shower passes through, just as they do in the America's Cup...we continue racing. However, if due to... More