Regatta organizers are pleased to announce that the Principal Race Officer for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will be Mr. Stuart Childerley. He is highly experienced in the sailing world and is certain to bring a wealth of knowledge with him to the event. His professionalism in the sport is something that the organizers are looking forward to seeing out on the water, and they are delighted to have him be a part of the 2016 regatta.
Childerley has competed in two Olympic games in the Finn class, finishing an impressive 4th on both occasions. This past weekend he won the Etchells Europeans in Cowes with Jeremy Thorpe from Antigua, while this past summer he competed in the Rolex Fastnet Race where he and his team mate, Kelvin Rawlings, won the two handed division, finishing 4th overall. His accomplishments read like a laundry list of the top International events, spanning over the course of more than 25 years.
“As a race official I have developed my race management skills and gained experience whilst receiving excellent feedback from event organizers and competitors. My sailing background has contributed to my ability in running large dinghy championships and keelboat events in Europe and the USA. There’s always a strong focus on providing challenging racing using a variety of courses and varied race formats, always mindful of meeting the competitor’s expectations whilst keeping it simple and effective.
The 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta provides its own unique challenges in fantastic sailing conditions. I am really looking forward to delivering a great regatta working with the rest of the race official’s team.” stated Childerley.
Quality over quantity has been a driving theme of the event and this upcoming regatta is no different. Highly qualified race staff ensures that the regatta will bring a quality event to sailors from around the world. Currently appointments are being made for an International Jury panel which organizers hope to announce in the upcoming weeks.
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
For 36 years, 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