The Caribbean Multihull Challenge/St. Maarten will set sail for the first time February 8 to 10. Organized by the St. Maarten Yacht Club, founders of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, The Challenge will be open only to multihull.
Back in the 1950’s St. Maarten was the birthplace of multihull sailing in the Caribbean with inspired designs from Peter Spronk who built boats here that are still sailing today. '
The Caribbean Multihull Challenge St. Maarten will embrace all that is great about multihull sailing. “This event will welcome every multihull type: Gunboats, Trimarans, Lagoons, Leopards, Fontaine Pajot and Sprong boats,” said Steering Committee Chairman, Petro Jonker.
He continued, “We will even throw in a Pirate Class so local charter boats with fun handicaps can also race. The whole idea is to offer creative races that will put a smile on every sailor’s face.
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Jasmine Philips’ Survivors troupe won Best Troupe and Best Individual Piece in the 2018 Carnival Children’s parade on April 15, 2018. The parade started at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium and made its way through the street of Philipsburg before ending inside the Carnival Village.
Even though the parade was relatively small this year, Carnival Tropical troupe had a large group and was able to make the parade a bit longer. Mo Fantasy also contributed to the parade by having its children troupe take part. St. Marten Carnival Foundation Parade Coordinator Gina Illidge thanked the groups that participated and hopes to get more groups for next year’s 50th carnival.
SCDF has been looking to get the schools involved and hopes to work with Government to get public school groups to come out and make the parade a spectacular showcase.