simsaf1 First SIMSAF National Lagoon Championships to take place October 31st

October 5, 2015 – Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – Sint Maarten Sailing Federation, SIMSAF, is proud to announce the first SIMSAF National Lagoon Championships to take place on Saturday October 31st. This event is inviting teams to sign up to race in Jeanneau 20’s, provided by Lagoon Sailboat Rentals and RS Visions and Lasers, available for rental at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. The course will be set inside the Lagoon, making for varied and challenging conditions.

11 teams already signed up for the event to sail in the Jenneau 20’s, which leaves only 2 more spots available in this class. People are urged to register quickly as these spaces will soon fill up. There is still space available in the RS Vision and Laser class. Four of the participating teams are from Kidz at Sea Foundation, who have been training for this event by participating in several other races taking place the last couple of weeks.

The entry fee is set at $40 per teams for all classes and can be paid at registration at 5pm on the 30th of October at Lagoonies Bar & Bistro, the host venue of the event. The teams participating in the Jeanneau 20’s are requested to pay the entry fee by the end of the week to secure their spot in the event.

President of SIMSAF, Garth Steyn, is looking forward to the event. “This is the first time the National Lagoon Championships is taking place. Often we race in the lagoon with multiple classes, however, we wanted to make it more official and an annual event. The idea was created after a very successful event that took place in June, the Lagoonies Regatta. At the prize giving of that event people kept saying how we should have more of these kind of events and perhaps even a National Championship. SIMSAF teamed up with Lagoon Sailboat Rental to make it happen and so far the response is fantastic!”

For more information regarding rental fees and availability of the Jeanneau 20’s or to enter the event, people can contact Cary at and for more information regarding the RS Vision and Laser rental fees and availability contact Neil at