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29 Jan 2024

Caribbean Multihull Challenge: It’s Time for the Ultimate Sailing Experience!

The allure of the Caribbean, with its azure waters and warm breezes, has always been a beacon for sailing enthusiasts worldwide. If you’re a sailing aficionado or simply someone eager to witness the majesty of catamarans dancing on the waves, the Caribbean Multihull Challenge is an event you won’t want to miss. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of this exciting event, explore the participation of Balance Catamarans, and highlight the unique blend of racing and rallying that awaits in the Caribbean waters.

Race & Rally Overview

From February 1st to 4th, 2024, the Caribbean Multihull Challenge will unfold over four thrilling days. Racing sailors are in for an extra treat this year, with CSA 1 featuring three Distance Races for the coveted Trifecta Award, alongside two shorter in-shore races. Other CSA classes will engage in four days of inshore racing, including the exciting Round Island Circle Race.

Cruising sailors, on the other hand, will embark on a scenic journey starting in Simpson Bay. From there, they’ll sail to the uninhabited French island of Tintemarre, followed by an overnight stay in Dutch-side Great Bay. The rally will then continue west, circumnavigating French St. Martin, with an upscale marina overnight in Anse Marcel. Gustavia in St. Barth’s will host the participants for an overnight stay on Saturday, concluding with a downwind sail back to Simpson Bay on Sunday, followed by a closing party at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.

Innovation Takes the Helm: Time Trials for Cruising Multihulls

This year’s Caribbean Multihull Challenge introduces a groundbreaking element – Time Trials for Cruising Multihulls. Skippers keen on comparing their speed and skills in a non-racing format can now participate in destination courses with overnight stops at each rally destination. Departing from the usual Racing Rules of Sailing, Time Trials entrants will adhere to regular COLREG’s, providing a fresh and engaging dimension to the event.

Balance Catamarans at the Helm

Balance Catamarans, known for their cutting-edge design and performance, will be a significant presence at the Caribbean Multihull Challenge. Owners and spectators alike can anticipate a thrilling display of Balance Catamarans gracefully navigating the Caribbean waters. With a reputation for combining comfort and speed, Balance Catamarans are set to add an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Seize the Sails: Register Now for the Caribbean Multihull Challenge!

The winter has been relentless in North America, making the Caribbean Multihull Challenge the perfect escape. From February 1st to 5th, the Caribbean waters will play host to a spectacle of sailing prowess, camaraderie, and sheer joy. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or someone looking to bask in the beauty of catamarans at play, this event has something for everyone.

As a bonus, Balance Catamarans will be holding a rally during the Challenge, promising an enjoyable time for owners and spectators alike. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the Caribbean Multihull Challenge in all its glory. Head to and click on the ‘REGISTER HERE’ button to secure your spot in the race, rally, or time trials. With an average beach temperature of 82 degrees, this adventure is hard to resist – it’s time to set sail into the Caribbean Multihull Challenge!