St Maarten Heineken Regatta
Our Sint Maarten Vacation team welcomes you to the annual St Maarten Heineken Regatta. The organizers of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta hosts over 200 boats each year with an international cast of about 2000 sailors, making it the largest sailing regatta in the entire Caribbean region! What could be better than racing in the tropical sun with crystal clear water and ice cold Heinekens? – Nothing!
The annual event began in 1980 with a modest 12 entries and has steadily climbed to over 200 boats over the years. Sailors have graced the shores of St Maarten from several dozen countries around the world, all in the spirit of experiencing some “Serious Fun!”
This event is a unique blend of International sailing, with boats from as far away as Russia and Brazil, and musical talent the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, the Marley Brothers, Maxi Priest and Wyclef Jean to name a few. Nowhere else in the world will you find such an event, each day brings new finish locations, new and unique party atmospheres and bands from around the world. It is known as one of the “must do” events in the Caribbean whether you attend for the sailing or the concerts, you won’t want to miss it.
With four days of fantastic sailing comes four nights of uptemo parties. Join us every year (last week of Feb./ first week of March) for another edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Most activities surround the area of Simpson Bay, find out more about where to stay in St Maarten ahead of time!