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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

St. Maarten Yacht Club new sponsor of the NARC

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is excited to announce that they are officially sponsoring the North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC). The NARC, which departs November 1st, (or best weather window near that date) 2015, is free for participants to join. The... read more

Survey 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

For all participants, visitors and supporters of the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: please fill in our survey to help us further develop the event! Please click here to go to the survey. If you have any other feedback that doesn’t come up in the survey,... read more

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has taken off

The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta got underway today with 188 yachts entered for the three day extravaganza separated into 18 different classes. The huge fleet was a magnificent sight and very likely to be the biggest gathering of racing yachts in the Caribbean this... read more

Gill Commodore’s Cup; A Feisty Start in St.Maarten

A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore’s Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. The starting area on the south side of St.Maarten provided some relief... read more

Bobby Dazzler flies in from Antigua

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing today with race crews arriving to register for the Gill Commodore’s Cup and St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. Over 2000 sailors are expected to take part and many of them have sailed their yachts to St.Maarten from neighbouring... read more

Hotels support the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

This year’s 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than an island-wide effort. Besides the sponsors, countless volunteers and the numerous local organizations that offer their excellent services, the Regatta Organizers would like to say... read more

Magic Numbers

For nearly a decade, Paul Miller has been working with the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, advising the race committee on such matters as managing the entries, class divisions and publishing results through his company With One-Design Classes, the winner... read more

Headboats, a boat for every budget.

Many sailors would love to have the chance to race in the anniversary edition of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, but many are lacking one key element, a boat.  This predicament occurs time and time again, but there is a surprisingly simple solution, a charter boat... read more

Holiday gifts for a range of regatta entries!

With the holidays quickly approaching, regatta organizers are getting into the spirit of giving, through their entry giveaway. This campaign was successful for the 2014 regatta to generate some early entries, and event organizers waited this year till the Holiday... read more