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"We would like to thank the crew of the True North IV and all of your staff for making our vacation such a fun and memorable time!"

Larry & Kathy Trueblood

"It really is a good fun event. You do not need to know anything about sailing - just willing to give it a go to the best of your spirit, strength and willingness to enjoy the experience."

TripAdvisor Review - July 2019

"Named the BEST SHORE EXCURSION IN THE CARIBBEAN"

Princess Cruises

"Named one of the TOP EXCURSIONS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD"

Seabourn Cruise Line

"Named a TOP EXPERIENCE"

Seadream Yacht Club

"Rated 10/10"

Crystal Cruises

"We would like to thank the crew of the True North IV and all of your staff for making our vacation such a fun and memorable time. We had such an excellent time that if we get back to St. Maarten we'll be back to sail again!"

Larry & Kathy Trueblood

"What a blast I had!!We'll definitely be doing this again!"

Norma Avila

"We had a fantastic time - made even better that we were on the winning team. I'll definitely recommend your excursion to anyone who visits St. Maarten!"

Gemma & Michael Goodier

"We did have a blast, especially since we won! We are now determined to take up sailing! Thank you for a wonderful adventure!"

Liesl & Cherita

"We had a wonderful time sailing on True North IV when we were in St.Maarten. It was really exciting, the best thing we did while on the cruise. The crew was lively, entertaining, funny, and fun!"

Ken Lin and Michelle Corlis

12 METRE REGATTA

AMERICA'S CUP YACHT RACING

Welcome to the St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta, one of most unique boating charters in the world – consistently voted the top shore excursion in the Caribbean.

As our guest, you will participate in a competitive, head-to-head race between authentic America’s Cup race yachts; it’s an immersive experience guaranteed to leave you breathless and truly exhilarated!

Our legendary 12 Metre Class race boats are the thoroughbreds of the yacht racing world; as past America’s Cup winners and contenders, each yacht is the culmination of multi-million dollar R&D efforts and years of testing to maximize speed and agility.

Make your stay in St. Maarten truly memorable. Join us for an exciting introduction to elite sailing competition and an adventure you and your family will relive for years to come. To book, click here or call +1 721.542.0045.

DID YOU KNOW?

12 Metre Class sailboats are so called NOT because of their overall length, but because they must conform to a formula! The formula takes into consideration various measurements of the vessel and the result must not exceed 12 metres. In fact, these sailboats are approximately 70 feet long with 86 foot masts and weigh in at approximately thirty-five tons.

YOUR AMERICA'S CUP REGATTA

At the St. Maarten 12 Metre Regatta, we run head to head races (called “regattas”) daily, seven days per week. For live scheduling and seat availability, click here.

As our guest, you can choose to actively participate – griding winches, trimming sails, punching a stopwatch – or you can sit back and enjoy the invigorating ride! The choice is yours.

For children 6-8 years old with special permission from parent/guardian or for a child with prior sailing experience, and for everyone ages 9 and up. No prior sailing experience is necessary. Our expert crew will provide all the knowledge you and your party will need as “crew members”.