Most Popular Sailing Race in The World
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Most Popular Sailing Race in the world
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta is home to over 200 boats from around the world representing 32 countries. The largest regatta in the Caribbean
The Regatta is run by the St.Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation.
•The event was founded in 1980 and began with 12 entries.
•Attracts around 2500 sailors and approximately 1000 support people to the island.
•Heineken became a major sponsor in 1983 and has remained as title sponsor since then.
•In 2008 the largest entry field was recorded at 289 boats.
•Over 100 boats are rental boats that race in the Bareboat fleet and around 50 of those come from Holland.
Type of Race: This is an international race, which is point to point. The race consists of sailing around St Martin.
The VENDEE GLOBE is a sailing round the world race created in 1989 and takes place every four years. Raced at an international level, the race is single-handed, non-stop and with no outside assistance.
The race is open to monohull yachts conforming to the Open 60 class criteria. (Prior to 2004, the race was also open to Open 50 boats.) The Open classes are unrestricted in certain aspects, but a box rule governs parameters such as overall length, draught, appendages and stability, as well as numerous other safety features.
The first of two new designs for the 34th America’s Cup, the AC45 catamaran made its debut in Auckland on January 17, hitting speeds in excess of 20 knots, right out of the box.
The boat is an essential element of the vision for the 34th America’s Cup, which will feature 72-foot catamarans raced on San Francisco Bay in the Finals in 2013.
The America’s Cup World Series is a regular circuit of regattas, bringing Cup racing to top venues around the world.
The AC World Series allows the teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series and the America’s Cup Finals in the heat of battle.
With the switch to the AC45 class of cutting-edge multihulls, powered by towering wingsails, this time on the race course will benefit all of the sailors.
The racing will be on the AC45 catamarans and 2012 will see America’s Cup World Series events in San Francisco, the host city of the 34th America’s Cup.
The America’s Cup World Series could continue beyond the 34th America’s Cup, allowing for a regular calendar of Cup racing to the benefit of sailors, fans, teams, and all stakeholders.