12-Metre Challenge, 3 times a day

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- The 12-Metre Challenge is held as many as three times per day, depending upon passenger demand.

The activity has proven especially popular with cruise ship passengers. Two yachts compete in a match race that follows an abbreviated version of the real America's Cup course. Children under 12 years of age are accepted if they have strong sailing experience. All participants must sign a waiver absolving the company from liability.

Colin and Jill Percy, owners of 12-Metre Challenge, plan to introduce a seven-night sailing package this spring in conjunction with Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. The commissionable program, priced from $2,500 per couple excluding air, will target groups and include four yacht races and other special features.

12-Metre Challenge
Phone: (011) 599 520-045
E-mail: [email protected]

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