The Caribbean Multihull Challenge has it all.
For February 2023, the 5th Annual CMC will see two regattas in one! Three days of hot distance and short hop racing in the windy waters around St. Maarten / St.Martin; and concurrently, three days of a cruising rally touching Dutch, French, and Anguillan anchorages. Racers will race and party. Cruisers will cruise and party. Wind and weather will rule the actual schedule but all will have guaranteed fun!
Top-end boats have three days of rugged racing on three different courses. One day will see a repeat of the 2022 Caribbean 60 Mile Multihull Sprint sponsored by FKG Rigging. This race from Sint Maarten heads upwind around St. Barth’s; around French Tintamarre, downwind in the windy Anguilla Channel, around the airport end of SXM, and upwind to finish in Simpson Bay. Another day will see the premier running of a south/north power reach across the trades called the 52 Mile Around Saba Dash. This race sponsored by the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau was created in response to suggestions made by previous competitors. It will be a thriller! On the third day, all boats big and small will have the traditional Around Island Race which is a navigational and strategic challenge for any boat wishing to grab a podium spot.
While the bigger boats enjoy distance racing; all others will have an assortment of challenging shorter races mostly on the south side of our island. Courses will be chosen to optimize the strength of each racing class including a non-rated Pirate Class that includes cruising multihulls that enjoy racing over a rally. For 2023 we will have an increase in French Diam 24’s one-designs racing in their own class.