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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 39-Foot (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” (87 reviews)
“true north” (59 reviews)
“stars stripes” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Twelve Meter was the highlight of out SXM vacation this year. Captain Ernie was great with his knowledge of the Americas Cup. I recommend for all ages. Big shout out to the girls from the Netherlands that were doing a trip report on St.Maarten...More

Thank Richiehdsxm
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Richie, So glad our 12 Metre Challenge was the highlight of your SXM vacation this year. And thanks for the kind words about Ernie. Ernie has been with us for ever. He and Mikey are the longest members of our 12 team. It is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience if you like boating. We like to sail, but I have never been on a boat this size. It is an entirely different experience. Well worth the money and you get to do the work.More

Thank Jayna C
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jayna. Thanks for this review. It sounds as though you are a sailor, but on something a tad smaller....usually a lot more fun. So often, on a big boat, you just get to sit and watch. But we reckon that being given a task...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend to anyone who likes sailing. Ones in a lifetime experience. I was on the main grinder duty on True North, and had great fun. Crew was fun and made sure everyone did their job properly. We won by a few yards, was very...More

Thank SerhatAtli77
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi SerhatAttli77, Thanks for this review and thanks for the recommendation. I am so glad you and your wife had a great time....and please tell her that next time you come down, we will send her out twice on one ticket !! Keep smiling. .......More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your a sports fan this is a "do not miss event." Imagine being on the Stars and Stripes, the boat Dennis Conner piloted to victory in the 1987 America's Cup. It is A fantastic experience and one that you will remember always. DON"T MISS...More

Thank Gbusiek
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gbusiek, You have hit the nail right square on the head. Our whole original objective was to provide tourists visiting St. Maarten with a fantastic and unique opportunity to experience the thrill of racing on genuine multi-million dollar America's Cup race boats from the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't begin to say enough about Captain Ernie, Dave, Tesla & Morgan. From start to finish it was phenomenal! We got sprinkled on, but it didn't rain on our parade! We were all kept busy with jobs on the boat, but you can choose...More

Thank Tina Y
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tina, Thanks so much for your review. I especially like your heading. Glad you had a great time. I will pass your comments along to Ernie, Tesla, Dave and Morgan. Happy memories. Keep smiling. .... Colin P

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the funnest things I've done. We did have 15-20 knots of wind which definitely added to the excitement. There were plenty of people that had no sailing experience, it doesn't matter. They taught all of us our jobs and the skipper...More

Thank travel620usa
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi travel620usa Thanks for giving us this review of your adventure with us. It sounds as though you really had fun.! That's great. We love it when it comes down to a neck and neck battle...which frequently happens. We do have a few guidelines for...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I was a passenger on the Carnival Fascination. For my shore excursion in St Maarten I chose to go sailing today. This was one of my favorite shore excursions out of my 20 cruises so far. Our Captain Bengie was very loving and knowledgeable about...More

Thank Connie H
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Connie, Thanks so much for your review. I'm very pleased you had a great time and especially pleased you consider our event one of your favorite out of the twenty cruises you have taken. Will certainly pass you comments along to Benjie and the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

It isn't often you have a chance to actually sail on an America's Cup sailboat! We had a fantastic time crewing on the Stars & Stripes! Captain Morgan, David and Kurt were such fun as was our entire crew! The race was competitive (we won!)...More

Thank Michelle G
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi. Michele, Wow this is a fantastic review. I'm so glad you had a great time. And Michelle, you are so right about how rare an opportunity this is.....a bit like being given the keys to a Grand Prix Ferrari and being allowed to take...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

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
Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Fetigani. Many thanks for this wonderful review. It sounds as though you and your boys had a great time. And coming from an experienced sailor like yourself, your words mean even more. Next time you come, let me know and I'll personally see to...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017 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

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Colin P, Owner at America's Cup Yacht Racing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marlene. Thanks for this great review. I will pass your kind comments along to the guys. We will also pop in to say thanks to Hailey. I love your comment that we are " the best excursion in St. Maarten". Glad you had "an...More

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cherole
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.
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SunnydayHappygirl
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
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Eric F
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
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