Join Sunsail in St. Martin for the adrenalin-filled Heineken Regatta! We are proud to be once again a Presenting Sponsor in 2016.
Race, race, party, party, sums up this major international regatta on the Island of St Martin. The three day regatta finishes in a different harbour 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 into an annual regatta 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 taking place on the final day Sunday evening.
Actual Race Days: March 4 – 6, 2016
Regatta Period: March 3 – 6, 2016
Charter Base: St. Martin
Suggested Charter Dates: February 29 – March 7, 2016 (Minimum 7 day charter required.)
Event Code: HR16
All Security Deposits and Insurances must be paid in advance of the charter.
Type of Race: This is an international race, and may include any or all, around the island, buoy, and/or point-to-point racing.
For full pricing and to book your place on the Heineken Regatta, please contact a member of the sales team on 888.350.3568.
|$US||Regatta Week Costs|
|Charter Fee||Variable Pricing||Check daily rates.|
|$6,500 (Option 1)
$10,400 (Option 2)
|Compulsory charge, per yacht, covering all elements of loss or damage during the charter period, except for negligence; payable by credit card at the base|
|See daily rates||Discretionary charge added to booking for all charter days before, and after the regatta|
|Race Entry Package||Monos 30-40ft ($1,340)
Monos 41-49ft ($1,420)
Monos 50ft+ ($1,840)
All Cats ($1,785)
|Mandatory supplement fee payable in advance with final payment|
|INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE||NOT INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE|
|Race Entry fees
Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
Regatta Shirts and/or Hats
Local Cruising Taxes
Yacht Delivery Fees
Race support includes chase boat with additional rigging and supplies.