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Enter now for the 2018 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!

Planning and preparations are well underway for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and the world’s largest warm water regatta continues to innovate and improve by responding to demand from competitors. In addition to the highly competitive and popular CSA monohull... read more

Curtain Call – St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Prize Giving Quotes from the boats and the inaugural Heineken Star Event. Over 3000 people gathered on Kim Sha Beach for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Re-gatta Prize Giving Party. There was an electric atmosphere as the huge audience... read more

Competitive Start – Gill Commodore’s Cup Report

With two classes decided by countback and a third won by half a point, intense com-petitive racing was the order of the day for the Gill Commodore’s Cup. Pewter skies and a viscous rain squall preceded the start of racing. 20 knots of solid trade winds, with... read more

Big Breeze Forecast for 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is a hive of activity as competitors arrive for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The racing action kicks off on March 2nd with the Gill Commodore’s Cup, a one-day windward leeward racing event, allowing sailors to prac-tice and... read more

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta; Recipe for Success

What it is like to take a bow on the big stage, in front of thousands of sailors, at the Caribbean’s biggest sailing regatta? Four of last year’s winning yacht skippers reveal how to win at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta... read more

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and Changes

Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including free entry for the Gill Commodore’s Cup, sensational Beach Cat packages including very... read more

Join the Regatta Art Competition

The St. Maarten Regatta Art Competition, a contest open to children between 4-18 years old is asking for the youth to get creative. Children will complete art assignments divided per school group and a professional jury will judge the art at the Sint Maarten Yacht... read more

2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Magazine

We are happy to announce the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Magazine! The official Regatta Magazine covers interviews with competitors, the Regatta Program, fun facts, an island map and much more. Next week, the magazines will be distributed all around St. Maarten.... read more

Offshore Passage Opportunities Sponsors Lottery Division

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Organizers are happy to announce a new initiative to help grow a long neglected segment of the Caribbean regatta competitors; the ex-racing, now live-aboard, cruiser. With sponsorship from Hank Schmitt, founder of “Offshore Passage... read more

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta organizers have teamed up with one of the islands premier hotels, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, to offer an exclusive VIP package trip for two people. The contest runs from October 3rd through December 4th and the winner will be drawn... read more

Spectacular Finale to St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record breaking affair. 84 yachts competed in the Gill Commodore’s Cup, the largest entry in its ten year history and 193 boats participated in the three day St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the largest... read more

Super Sunday

For the last day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Caribbean sunshine and 12 knots of warm south-easterly breeze, greeted the 193 teams taking part in the 36th edition of the regatta. Just one nerve jangling race was scheduled with all competitors enjoying... read more

Records Smashed in Round St. Maarten Race

The multihull and monohull records for the Round St. Maarten Race were shattered on the first day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. 193 yachts set off on the 26 mile circumnavigation, with strong Trade Winds from the east, the magnificent fleet enjoyed a... read more

Record fleet for Gill Commodore’s Cup

The 10th edition of the Gill Commodore’s Cup featured a record entry of 84 boats for the stand alone event prior to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The Gill Maxi Class was a fantastic sight, powering to windward in the big sea state of the Anguilla Channel,... read more

Ready for Lift Off!

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing with life as competitors arrive for the 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Registration opens today, with an estimated 2000 sailors from 32 different countries participating and many thousand more visitors arriving... read more

Slight change to the Friday evening Boardwalk schedule

It was previously announced that the Friday evening schedule would include a stage area in front of the St. Rose Arcade.  Regatta organizers would like to advise the public that this stage is no longer in the schedule.  The performance by Control Band is also no... read more

200 Boats expected for St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the Caribbean’s biggest sailing regatta, kicks off in less than 50 days. Over 200 boats are expected with an international cast of about 2000 sailors taking part in four days of world class racing and... read more

Akon to perform at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

This March, the Caribbean island of St. Maarten will host Grammy nominated, American Music Award winning international music sensation Akon. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has booked the superstar to be the headline act for the Sunday entertainment line-up. The... read more

2016 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Gear officially on sale

The 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gear is currently in stores around the island. Shipwreck Shops, the island wide distributor of the official regatta gear, is pleased to announce that the majority of the 2016 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gear is offered for sale... read more

Gill Commodore’s Cup officially opens for registration

The Gill Commodore’s Cup is accepting entries effective immediately and interested sailors may enter online via the regatta website www.heinekenregatta.com. This pre-event acts as the perfect warm-up race to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and most boats are... read more

St. Maarten Yacht Club new sponsor of the NARC

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is excited to announce that they are officially sponsoring the North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC). The NARC, which departs November 1st, (or best weather window near that date) 2015, is free for participants to join. The... read more

Survey 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

For all participants, visitors and supporters of the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: please fill in our survey to help us further develop the event! Please click here to go to the survey. If you have any other feedback that doesn’t come up in the survey,... read more

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has taken off

The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta got underway today with 188 yachts entered for the three day extravaganza separated into 18 different classes. The huge fleet was a magnificent sight and very likely to be the biggest gathering of racing yachts in the Caribbean this... read more

Gill Commodore’s Cup; A Feisty Start in St.Maarten

A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore’s Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. The starting area on the south side of St.Maarten provided some relief... read more

Entries are on the increase for Gill Commodore’s Cup

The Gill Commodore’s Cup consists of one day of racing as a stand alone event, immediately prior to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta and is open to all boat categories taking part in the main event (excluding the Lottery Class). This year there is a record entry... read more

Bobby Dazzler flies in from Antigua

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing today with race crews arriving to register for the Gill Commodore’s Cup and St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. Over 2000 sailors are expected to take part and many of them have sailed their yachts to St.Maarten from neighbouring... read more

Hotels support the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

This year’s 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than an island-wide effort. Besides the sponsors, countless volunteers and the numerous local organizations that offer their excellent services, the Regatta Organizers would like to say... read more

Magic Numbers

For nearly a decade, Paul Miller has been working with the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, advising the race committee on such matters as managing the entries, class divisions and publishing results through his company regattaguru.com. With One-Design Classes, the winner... read more

20 Nations Head for 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

  The 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia,... read more

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