At last, we are getting back to near normal post-pandemic with most of the Maxi race fleet returning with full programs. The IMA team has been very active in supporting all the regattas with which we have become involved over the past few years and from which we have created several IMA Maxi Challenge series.
Rather tentatively we introduced a Caribbean Maxi Challenge this year even though we realized that it would be difficult for many teams to commit to getting there. The number of Maxis participating in the RORC/IMA Transatlantic Race in January was encouraging and many stayed on for at least one of the local regattas as well as the RORC Caribbean 600. We have now linked the 600, St Maarten Heineken Regatta, Les Voiles de St Barth and Antigua Week to make up the series. We expect it to flourish.