St.Maarten – Bahama’s – Fort Lauderdale

Voyage | St.Maarten | March 14-26, 2020 | Skipper: CSM | Boat: Challenger

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the iconic trip between ‘The Islands’ and the US Mainland on either our Volvo 60 ‘Challenger’ or our Open 60 ‘Falcon’ two types of boats you just don’t normally get to sail on.

Rather than having to spend years & 10’s of thousands of dollars prepping your own boat join us in March as we relocate Challenger and Falcon from St. Maarten to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  St. Maarten is a vibrant bustling Caribbean melting pot of two distinct international flavours- one-half French and one-half Dutch. This creates a fantastic opportunity to not only soak up the sun but also touch base with the cuisine and style from two mother nations that are literally an ocean away.

As we head North we will take just one stop into Paradise Island in the Bahamas to get a taste of the jet-set high life and see the wonders of the islands world-famous aquarium but other than that it’s going to be open water sailing all the way and a hands-on opportunity to get to grips with one of these fantastic Round the World race boats.

Although we can’t promise anything when it comes to the weather the usual weather pattern for this time of the year and geographic location is fair breezes, warm water and warm winds which means fantastic reaching conditions for us- basically, this is as good as it gets on a sailboat! It also means in these steady conditions there will be plenty of time to get lots of one on one time with your skipper and take your sailing to the next level.

Our final destination puts the whole of North America at your fingertips whether that means a domestic plane ride home or the beginning of another adventure.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019, he has sailed approximately 315,000 Nm (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’ Read more…


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