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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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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 time racing an American classic!

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... read more

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Prometheus51
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Richard H
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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 

Orange, CA
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a cruise in the southern Caribbean and, while in St. Maarten, my friends and I had the privilege of sailing on the 1987 America's Cup-winning 12-meter yacht, Stars and Stripes. It was exhilarating! We raced against two Canadian yachts from the same era. We all were assigned a task on the boat and got a brief... More 

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

Hi Travlre, so glad you had great fun. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for your comments. We look forward to seeing you next time.....and don't forget to wear your 'crew' shirt. We will make you the Captain. ! Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first experience sailing, you don't have to work but we did and it was great. I was a primary Grinder, at times it was pretty intense, but was a lot of fun. You could choose to just ride along (as backup crew members) but being part of the working crew was an amazing experience. This is a... More 

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

Hi Merv01. Thanks for this review of the 12Metre Challenge, America's Cup yacht racing. I absolutely agree that 'working the boat' IS the way to go. And besides...you get real bragging rights whenever you're in the company of true sailors. There are very few people in the world who can claim to have raced as a primary grinder on an... More 

Marietta, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to do this if you love boats and being on the water. Participation is not necessary but you will have more fun if you do. I got to be a primary grinder and really worked over my arms. The staff was wonderful to deal with. Captain Morgan was great. (real name) We edged out the other boat by... More 

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

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your very positive comments and recommendation about our 'America's Cup'racing experience, the 12Metre Challenge. It sounds as though you had an exciting race....and worked hard for your win. Good for you. I'm glad you had a great time. Hope you'll come back to see us again. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Corvallis, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my 16 year old son and my husband just went on this excursion and both sounded like they had a great time. I think as tourism turns into more of a hand on experience, this is the kind of activity that people are looking for! I think their only complaint was that it wasn't longer or that they couldn't have... More 

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

Hi Mom ! I'm very pleased your husband and son had a great time on the 12 Metre Challenge. Yes, it certainly is a 'hands on' experience.....totally ! And I am glad you approve. I hear what you say about trying more jobs.....could be a bit tricky while racing.....but there is always the possibility of coming back to see us... More 

Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommend this to everybody, even non sailors! Had such a great time. Captain Morgan and his crew were so good. Fun to be with and really good at explaining how everything worked and giving instruction. Not only was it great to experience being on the Stars and Stripes, but they also let you experience an actual race, which added to... More 

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

Hi Kim, So glad you had such a great time and the crew did their thing. And thanks for your recommendation to everybody. Kim, you really have captured the essence of our 12 Metre America's Cup Challenge. Happy it worked for you. Come and see us again. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoy sailing with a group of people, competing against 2 other boats, with a designated job...lots of fun!

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

Hi Christie, Thanks for reviewing our 12 Metre America's Cup Challenge. I'm glad you had lots of fun. That's what we endeavour to achieve.....a little bit of history, mixed with a little bit of competition...and a whole bunch of fun. Thanks again Christie. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

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