St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Thursday, March 1st – Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta started as the St. Maarten Regatta in 1980 with a modest 12 sail boats participating. Three years later, in 1983, Heineken became a major sponsor of the St. Maarten Regatta and as a bonus, the competitors received ice cold Heineken beers from a passing powerboat while they were racing.  Since 1980 participation has grown to over 275 boats!

Four days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions coupled with lively evening parties, comradery and good cheer draw a broad range of sailors. Thousands of sailors from more than 35 countries come to race: from Olympic medalists and World Champions sailing Maxis and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered Bareboats. Follow maxi racer Kialoa III (S&S Design No. 2171) as she competes in the regatta. We wish her luck!

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