The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 39th anniversary and takes place from 28th February to 3rd March 2018. This Regatta is the largest warm water Regatta in the world and offers a great combination of challenging races and fantastic parties, keeping with the event’s motto “Serious Fun”!
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta’s is open to all levels of sailors from professional teams to novice and first time on the water sailors.
The event kicks off with the GILL Commodores Cup on Thursday, two or three windward leeward races starting and finishing between Philisburg and Simpson Bay.
Friday is the first day of regatta with a race around the Island of St. Maarten clockwise from Simpson Bay, passing Tintamarre in the north and finishing back in Philipsburg.
Saturday, will see the fleet racing on both sides of the Island, wth the last race finishing in Simpson Bay.
Sunday the final racing day, will be a coastal race on the South Coast with a grand finish in Simpson Bay.