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The Event

Set in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, powered by the cooling northeast trade winds and run by an experienced, innovative and friendly race team, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions appealing to a broad range of tastes. Our four race committees provide custom-tailored racing for the thousands of sailors from more than 35 countries that come to race: from Olympic medalists and World Champions sailing Maxis and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered Bareboats and live-aboard families cruising the Caribbean.

Event Schedule

Click below to go to the 2018 Event Schedule. Please bear in mind that the event schedule is subject to change.


Are you interested in what is happening before, during and after the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta? Check out our news page!


Every year, the Regatta Office publishes a Regatta Magazine. You can read the magazine of the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta here.

Keep your eye open for the 38th edition!

Go to the Regatta Magazine.

Sint Maarten Yacht Club

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is the organizing entity of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. It is located on one of the best spots on the island, right next to the Simpson Bay Bridge. Here, one can enjoy a great view on all boats entering and leaving the lagoon. Especially during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, when more than 100 sail boats go through this bridge!

Corporate Social Responsibility

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is not just an event for tourists and sailors, it also involves the community. The community is involved by supporting two programs which give the St. Maarten youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy sailing. Furthermore, the local community is involved by two project organized by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta; the Regatta Art Competition and the Beach Clean-Up.

Future Dates

Are you interested in participating or visiting the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta? Click below to see the dates of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for the next five years.

Join our Team

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation in cooperation with Heineken as Title Sponsor. With such a big event, there are many people involved. On this page, we would like to show you who is involved and give the opportunity to be involved with the event yourself by signing up as volunteer.