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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

The 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Early Momentum

In the countdown to the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, anticipation is building with a number of world-class maxi, multihull and monohull teams having signed up early to race. Scheduled for March 1-4, 2018 and staged out of the St. Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson... 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

Big Breeze Forecast for 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is a hive of activity as competitors arrive for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The racing action kicks off on March 2nd with the Gill Commodore’s Cup, a one-day windward leeward racing event, allowing sailors to prac-tice and... 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

Offshore Passage Opportunities Sponsors Lottery Division

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Organizers are happy to announce a new initiative to help grow a long neglected segment of the Caribbean regatta competitors; the ex-racing, now live-aboard, cruiser. With sponsorship from Hank Schmitt, founder of “Offshore Passage... 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

Slight change to the Friday evening Boardwalk schedule

It was previously announced that the Friday evening schedule would include a stage area in front of the St. Rose Arcade.  Regatta organizers would like to advise the public that this stage is no longer in the schedule.  The performance by Control Band is also no... 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

2016 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Gear officially on sale

The 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gear is currently in stores around the island. Shipwreck Shops, the island wide distributor of the official regatta gear, is pleased to announce that the majority of the 2016 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gear is offered for sale... read more

Gill Commodore’s Cup officially opens for registration

The Gill Commodore’s Cup is accepting entries effective immediately and interested sailors may enter online via the regatta website www.heinekenregatta.com. This pre-event acts as the perfect warm-up race to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and most boats are... 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