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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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+1 721-542-0045
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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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A great way to send a few hours!

We had a lot of fun doing this! You have an opportunity to participate and get involved and have quite a few laughs as well. The team here are top notch of helping you to have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun doing this! You have an opportunity to participate and get involved and have quite a few laughs as well. The team here are top notch of helping you to have a great time but also making sure you are safe. So if you enjoy being out on the water but have never actually done... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Note - this is also named 12 Metre Challenge - Americas Cup Racing. We did this the morning and absolutely enjoyed it. It is on two former boats that competed in Americas cup races. You can be active or passive on the boat. The crew of Garrett, Greg and Duke were great while JT was very good as the master... More 

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

Bob, thanks for your review. I will share your complimentary comments with the guys. They will be thrilled. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you next time. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Colin P More 

Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a true sailing experience. We raced against two other boats. Although our yacht came in third, there was much enthusiasm. I cannot rate this excursion highly enough!

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

Thanks for giving us this review AnnS. Glad you had a good time. Come back and see us anytime. You will be most welcome. CP More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience being main grinder on the Stars and Stripes boat. It was a work out pulling up the sail and being a main grinder. Definitely would go back. This was our third time. Be sure and bring you t shirt from previous with the boat name to get a new shirt. Be prepared to work and have... More 

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

Thanks Kenneth for this great review. And thanks for reminding those returning about our " Worlds only lifetime Crew shirt replacement service". ! And it works doesn't it ? Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This excursion is definitely in the "Do not miss" category. Just experienced it for the second time, this time with a friend - we were both very impressed! We have sailed many times but to sail on a yacht that actually won the America's Cup is amazing. No need for experience - you will have a blast!

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

Hi DVH 53. Thanks for this great review. I totally concur with you re the thrill of racing on the actual boat that won the greatest America's Cup of all time and brought the trophy home..a little story you will appreciate. The first time I raced on the '55' boat was with D.C. and I asked him how many people... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this event from our Cruise ship but nothing we read prepared us for the awesome, magnificent experience that Colin Percy's team gave us aboard the 1988 Dennis Connors designed and sailed 12 meter America's Cup racing yacht in Sint Maarten. The copy said we would crew this amazing vessel but none of us believed that would happen but... More 

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

Hi Bob S. Many thanks for this great review. It sounds as though you participated to the full and had a great time. I will pass your review on to Morgan, whom I know will be very pleased. We hope to see you again. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time racing world class yachts! The guys treated us amateur sailors great and all had a good laugh along with the work of racing. This was my wife and I second time and we brought our 12 year old daughter who had a blast and got to steer the boat after the race (quite a highlight for... More 

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

Thanks Bryan for this review. Pleased you were able to introduce your daughter to America'sCup racing. We look forward to seeing you back. Keep smiling. .... Colin P More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was recommended by my sister who has done it twice before. I wasn't disappointed. No sailing experience required. The captain and two crew members explain everything. Everyone gets a job, from time keeper, barman/lady, to being a 'grinder' working the winches to trim the sails. Grinders get a workout, so be prepared if you get assigned this job... More 

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

Hi RANDY, please thank your sister for recommending our America's Cup yacht racing. Glad you had such a good time. Come back and see us again....and wear your 'crew'shirt to qualify for our " WORLDS ONLY LIFETIME CREW SHIRT REPLACEMENT SERVICE! PS You can keep the old one too ! CP More 

Tysons Corner, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. Worked as crew on one of three 12 meter yachts that sail against each other. I sailed on the yacht Stars & Stripes 87 that was the last 12-meter yacht to win the America’s Cup. An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed!

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

Hi. Imranjee, So pleased you had a good time. And thanks for the review. Enjoy the rest of your holiday ...and please come back and see us again. CP More 

Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These folks run a finely tuned machine that caters to everyone regardless of sailing experience! You'll have fun and feel the history of these beautifully crafted sailboats! They were the equivalent of the Formula One race cars of their time! My wife and I both enjoyed this activity from start to finish! Thanks to the crew of CANADA2!

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

Thanks for this great review. We are all glad you had a good time. Come back and see us again...and don't forget to wear your 'crew' shirt to qualify for our lifetime crew shirt replacement service ! More 

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