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.
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