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Heineken Regatta | St Martin Yacht Racing


35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: March 4 - 8, 2015

35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Join Sunsail in St. Martin for the adrenalin-filled Heineken Regatta! We are proud to be once again a Presenting Sponsor in 2015.

Race, race, party, party, sums up this major international regatta on the French & Dutch Island of St Martin.  The three day regatta finishes in a different harbour each night and exhilarating sailing is followed by some of the best parties in the Caribbean! Now fully matured as an international yachting event, the Heineken Regatta has been gradually nurtured in the French/Dutch Caribbean Island of St Martin (to the French), Sint Maarten (to the Dutch) over the past few years.

The Regatta started like all regattas do – as a little fun racing between a few friends.  After a year or two, the local Heineken importer noticed that the event caused quite an increase in beer sales and decided to support the event.  The Heineken Regatta has since developed from strength to strength and now, annually taking place in early March, the event attracts over 150 yachts and 500 spectators from countries all over the world.

Racing is provided under the auspices of the Caribbean Yachting Association with the cruising boats rated under the St Martin handicapping system.  The actual racing takes the format of four races over three days including races up and down the Anguilla Channel around the waters of Marigot Bay and the popular race which circumnavigates the whole island.

Like all good regattas, Heineken boasts its share of parties and social events too – pounding steel drums, insistent Soca rhythms, clinking cold green bottles are a familiar sound during the three days.  The socializing reaches a peak with the famous prize giving ceremony and part taking place on the final Sunday night/Monday morning.

    Pricing & Booking Information

    Actual race days: March 6 - 8, 2015
    Suggested dates for charter: March 3 - 10, 2015
    Suggested booking: 7 days, 2 days before start of race, and 2 days after end of race
    Type of Race: This is an international race, which is point to point. The race consists of sailing around St Martin.

    For full pricing and to book your place on the Heineken Regatta, please contact a member of the sales team on 888.350.3568.

    What's Included
    Race Entry fees
    Welcome cocktail
    Race Support
    • Support Boat
    • Additional Riggings
    • Additional Supplies
    Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
    Yacht Measurement
    Pre-race Briefing
    Pre-arranged moorings at our marina
    Taxi transfers
    Local cruising taxes
    Mooring fees
    Departure Taxes
    Provisioning & beverages
    Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutes - not available in the Caribbean
    Delivery charges to/from Race locations(if required)
    Tickets & entry to official functions