Sunsail, the world’s largest sailing holiday company, will once again be one of the important sponsors of the 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The yacht charter company will be partnering with the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation again to support the yearly event which brings many visitors to the island on a yearly basis.
As part of the sponsorship agreement, Sunsail will make three catamarans available during the upcoming regatta to be used as committee boats, making the starts and finishes possible. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta director, Michele Korteweg, said: “Having Sunsail as a sponsor is wonderful, we can put our volunteers and race committee on comfortable catamarans, making it easier for them to conduct the starts and finishes. These people are on the water for hours on end, so we are glad we can offer them some shade and stability to make it a more pleasant experience.
The cooperation between Sunsail and the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta makes perfect sense as Sunsail charters over 80 boats to individuals participating in the Regatta. The fleet consists out of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i’s, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409’s and Jeanneau 53’s, a good variety between racing and cruising boats providing the opportunity for fanatic sailors and the less experienced sailors to have a good time out on the water.
The marketing manager of Sunsail, Brittany Weatherby, adds: “Sunsail is thrilled to continue to be a sponsor of the always exciting St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, our charterers always come to us with stories of their adventures and successes afterwards which makes the experience all the more enjoyable for everyone here at Sunsail. We look forward to supporting this regatta as it moves into the future.”
For 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and lesser known yachting destinations, Sunsail is the word when it comes to sailing holidays.
On a mission to pass on the passion, even complete beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail offers Independent Yacht Charter, Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events, and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands with a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans. For more information visit www.sunsail.co.uk
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
For over three decades, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing—and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment—in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world’s best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.
For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit www.heinekenregatta.com.
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Office
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Welfare Road 90, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
T: +1 (721) 5442079