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Winners take to the Stage

A burst of breeze from the west made for a spectacular grand finale of racing at the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and with lead positions still up for grabs in several classes, many teams were eager to make their final claims on class victories. To capitalize on... read more

Light Air but Lots of Competition

It is game on for competitors going into tomorrow’s final day of racing at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, with many class leaders holding onto their positions by just a thread. Punctuated with abnormally light breeze today, the 100-boat fleet took to the water for... read more

Setting the Stage for a Competitive Weekend

It was a fun but challenging day of racing for the 100-boat fleet at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The light breeze and tricky conditions resulted in only the Maxi, Offshore Racing and Multihull Classes completing the regatta’s famed 26-mile around the island... read more

Full St. Maarten Heineken Regatta schedule

Join us all day during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for some serious fun! Thursday March 1, 2018 GILL COMMODORE’S CUP 14:00h – 01:00h Regatta Village open @ Port de Plaisance Live music from 15:00 – 17:00 17:00h – 01:00h Green Sensation Party @ Port de Plaisance... read more

Official Regatta Press Conference

A friendly reminder to join us this evening for the Regatta Press Conference, held at 6PM at the Mélange Restaurant (across from the Regatta Village and next to the Port de Port de Plaisance Casino). Come for great conversation with participating sailors and officials... read more

Over 100 World-Class Teams Set to Compete

The excitement on the docks and bustling through the streets of Simpson Bay is palpable as competitors make final preparations for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which kicks off tomorrow. Despite the island of St. Maarten still being in recovery mode... read more

Join us in our fully-catered Regatta Village!

In the official count-down to the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the new Regatta Village concept at our hosting sponsor Port de Plaisance has been finalized. The Regatta Village will bring together in one place all the essentials of a great regatta venue: docking,... read more

Over 60 Winners in the Regatta Art Competition

On Sunday February 11th, the prize giving ceremony of the 19th annual St. Maarten Regatta Art Competition was held. Over 60 winners gathered at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club for the ceremony. The judges were astonished by all the talented artworks and were able to hand... read more

The Regatta Art Competition has started!

The 2018 Regatta Art Competition has been kicked off. Organizers are calling on all St. Maarten children to get creative. The contest is open for all children between 4-18 years old. Contestants are divided in five age groups and each group has three different... read more

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta still on for 2018!

As most of you will know, hurricane Irma left behind serious damage on the island of St. Martin, and the full recovery of the infrastructure and physical environment of the island will be a long and difficult process. But the people of St. Martin and Sint Maarten are... read more

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

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

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

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

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