Join Sunsail in St. Martin for the adrenalin-filled Heineken Regatta! We are proud to be once again a Presenting Sponsor in 2014.
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.
Actual race days: March 4 - 9, 2014
Suggested dates for charter: March 3 - 10, 2014
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.|
|Yacht Charter Hire||As per rate sheet, call or quote online|
|Racing Deposit||$6,500||Per yacht: Compulsory charge covering all elements of loss or damage during the specified period, except for negligence; payable by credit card at the Base. This deposit will cover the period of the race week plus 2 days. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure the boat is cleared by the base before switching back onto CDW cover (if requested).|
|YDW||Standard||Standard YDW charge for any charter days before/after Racing Deposit Days period detailed above|
|Race Entry Package||$1,315||Per yacht (payable in advance with final balance payment)|
|Entry to functions||Payable Locally|
|INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE||NOT INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY PACKAGE|
|Race Entry fees|
Yacht Preparation & Hull Cleaning
Local cruising 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