About Us

The Event

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 38th edition this year from March 1 – 4, 2018. This world renowned sailing event offers four days of World Class Racing, with trade winds coming from the North East, an average temperature of 25°C and crystal clear waters. This truly international event had a staggering 37 different countries represented during the 2017 Regatta. Courses will take participants along coastal races, as well as around the island, presenting the beautiful beaches, rock formations and other scenery. On shore participants and visitors will be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine and music from both the Dutch and French side.

Event Schedule

Check out the Event Schedule.


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Read now the magazine of the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

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The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation in cooperation with Title Sponsor Heineken and owned by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. It’s a nonprofit organization, focusing on promoting sailing in St. Maarten, and promoting the island of St. Maarten as a destination.

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Sint Maarten Yacht Club

The organizing entity of the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is located on one of the best spots of the island, right next to the Simpson Bay bridge. It’s a great meeting place for its members who can enjoy the many activities and regattas that are organized throughout the year.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is not just an event for tourists and sailors, it also involves the community. The community of St. Maarten is involved in several ways.

Future Dates

See here the dates for the next 5 years of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.