As many regattas have been cancelled around the world, it is exciting that the Caribbean Multihull Challenge is taking place this weekend Feb. 6th & 7th, 2021! Caribbean Multihulls is proud to support the Sint Maarten Yacht Club that has worked so hard, together with a lot of volunteers, to maintain this third edition of the race.
The Caribbean Multihull Challenge will be the first regatta of the season in the Caribbean. Of course, drastic sanitory measures have been taken in order to offer safe conditions to all crews.
The competition will take place in the superb turquoise waters surrounding the island of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin, and should benefit from a steady 20 knot breeze. It will be followed by a prize giving on Sunday at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.
|Entry||Sail Number||Yacht Name||Owner's Name||Yacht Club||Home Port||Yacht Type||Length|
|2||USA NA||ARAVILLA||Dana Clarke||USA||Leopard||46|
|3||ARAWAK||François Nel/Rodney Williams||Sint Maarten||Custom Joubert/Nivelt||52|
|5||BEL 618||ENOLA||Mitch Sylvano||Saint Martin||St Martin||KL28||28|
|7||Nil||JETWAVE AVALON||Andrew Morgan||Exmouth Yacht Club||Perth, Western Australia||Peter Wormwood Ocean||55|
|8||Fra 0||LE TRI||Fabrice Maître||YCC||Cole Bay, Sint Maarten||Trimaran||42|
|10||USA 6604||NEMO||Todd Slyngstad||USA||HH66||66|
|11||SXM 4059||SEADUCTION||Petro Jonker||SMYC||Philipsburg, Sint Maarten||Leopard 47||47|
|13||1968||TRYST||Team Tryst, Stoutenbeek & Banting||SMYC||Cole Bay, Sint Maarten||Dick newick, Trice II||36|
NEMO HH66 will race against ARAWAK, a 52' custom Joubert Nivelt who won the third place at last year's Multihull 1 Division, and against TRYST trimaran which is a Dick Newick design. NEMO skipper Todd Slyngstad already competed at the 2019 Caribbean Multihull Challenge on board FUJIN, which won the Most Worthy Performance Trophy for its double-figure speed.
Watch out for local trimarans ENOLA and LE TRI, as they could also be competitors in this class.
This third edition offers an interesting mix of entries in the Cruising division.
There are three local Leopard catamarans: 47' SEADUCTION and 45' SPELLBOUND both owned by local sailing veterans, and 46' ARAVILLA taking on board several students from the island Kidz at Sea Program.
Australian catamaran JETWAVE AVALON spent lockdown in the Caribbean and is excited to sail this regatta. GUIMALALOU is also back after participating to the first and second editions of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge.
Circumstances reduced the number of boats able to join this regatta. However we are thrilled that this edition is the occasion for the F18s - known in the Caribbean as Beach Cats - to compete. The 5 entries have their own division and will sail up and down Simpson Bay.