Entering and racing in the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has never been easier. From chartering a boat to booking a complete package, there is certainly an option to suit every need. Both Sunsail and Moorings have a full fleet available for charter on the island. Located in Oyster Pond, this protected marina is the perfect place to start your regatta adventure. Additionally there are several companies, such as Kras, ATPI and Windward Adventures, that offer full regatta packages including flights, hotel and boat rentals.
Oyster Pond, situated right on the border of French and Dutch St. Maarten, is where the chartering experience begins. Sunsail and Moorings both offer a wide variety of boats to rent for the event. With the option of renting the boat with a skipper, this is the perfect solution to racing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta if you do not have as much experience. Monohulls, as well as Catamarans, are available and the staff at both offices is friendly and knowledgeable about both the event and the surrounding waters.
Oyster Pond, which is where the charter fleet docks and/or anchors year round, offers several delicious restaurants, a small hotel, and spectacular ocean views. The buzz of activity during the regatta will be sure to put you into the racing mood.
For those needing more than just a boat, you can book your regatta package through the tour operators like Kras, ATPI or Windward Adventures. Both offer packages which include charter boat rental, entry fees, hotel and air travel. Making them the one-stop shop for a stress-free regatta. Those who are chartering a boat from a recognized charter company will be entered to race in the Bareboat class during the regatta. This highly competitive class allows participants to race against boats similar to their own. In 2015, this fleet was more than 60 strong and saw loads of on the water action.
But don’t wait until the last minute. This extremely popular option sells out quickly, so call your friends, put your team together and who knows, maybe your team will make it to the podium to collect the trophy for Best Overall Bareboat. For more contact information, click here
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