Its not long until St Maarten Heineken Regatta will be celebrating its 40th anniversary, offering an exceptional regatta, with more celebrations and the ‘serious fun’ that its famously renown for.
Racing takes place in the waters surrounding the island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, offering a variety of courses suitable for all classes: Maxi’s, Ocean Racers, Multihulls, Bareboats, Cruisers, and everything in between. Maxis and Multihulls have their own race areas, with races suited to their sailing styles: an emphasis on coastal races with fewer windward legs for cruising-style multihulls and longer more challenging races for Performance Multihulls and Maxis.
Sailors are offered a mixture of races with a combination of windward-leeward and coastal races blended together into an irresistible cocktail of racing chosen to suit each class. In 2019 the Gill Commodores Cup was incorporated into the main regatta meaning that there is more flexibility for the race committee to pick the best conditions and day for racing.
The regatta is open to all levels, from professional teams to novices and first time on the water sailors and with whole boat charter options to match every level, we will do our best to find an option that suits you!
With four days of world-class racing, sailors hailing from over 35 countries, this is a regatta for everyone from professional sailing teams, to less experienced sailors. Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing just off the coast. This event is your bucket list must-do!