What means competing in the 39th edition of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2019?
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, 39 years strong and it just keeps getting better. Four days of world-class racing with some of the world’s most seasoned sailors, from more than 35 countries, sailing Maxis, Monohulls and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered Bareboats and live-aboard families cruising the Caribbean. Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing just off the coast of St. Maarten. And with Heineken as title sponsor, the racing days blend seamlessly into four nights of exceptional parties. This event is your bucket list must-do! Come and enjoy life in the Caribbean, come for some Serious Fun from February 28 – March 3, 2019!
Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing just off the coast of St. Maarten. And with Heineken as title sponsor, the racing days blend seamlessly into four nights of exceptional parties. This event is your bucket list must-do! Come and enjoy life in the Caribbean, come for some Serious Fun from February 28 – March 3, 2019! The 2018 brochure gives you an idea.
- A world-famous international sailing event consisting of four days of racing
- Compete with the world’s best sailors on the fastest boats
- Competitors from more than 35 different countries
- Warm trade winds from the northeast
- An average temperature of 25 ° C
- Crystal clear water
- Racing alongside the coast and around the island
- Amazing views of the beaches and rocks
- Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and music from the Dutch and French side
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2019 Promo
Program St. Maarten Heineken Regatta onboard TP52 Conviction
The four-day event kicks off on Thursday, February 28, 2019. On Friday the fleet embarks on the event’s 26 nautical miles Around the Island Race before taking on a series of windward-leeward races on Saturday and a single coastal race on Sunday. Each day of racing is rounded out with serious shore-side entertainment, including concerts and parties.
26th February – 3rd March 2019
Schedule can be subject to change
- Training: Tuesday 26th February
- Training: Wednesday 27th February
- First Race Day: Thursday 28th February
- Round the Island from Simpson Bay: Friday 1st March
- Race Day 3 (both sides island): Saturday 2nd March
- Race day 4 (South Coast and North West): Sunday 3rd March
- Price giving and beach party: Sunday 3rd March
Every day after racing between 3 pm and 5 pm and on Sunday at 1:30 pm, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will be making a show out of the bridge openings.
More information on the sailing and shore program you find here
Video TP52 Conviction Round the Island Race St.Maarten Heineken Regatta 2016
Join us in 2019 and get an amazing experience
The TP52 is a true Grand Prix Racer, designed for yacht racing at the highest level. The all carbon fibre yacht with its powerful sail plan and deep keel is built for uncompromised performance. Downwind in stronger breezes a TP52 with sheets cracked is like hitting the turbo and will regularly hit surf speeds over 25 knots then continue to maintain high average speeds.
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta wrap up film 2018
Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Established in 1980 with the goal to promote sailing on the island of St Maarten. It organizes multiple sailing events throughout the year, with the St Maarten Heineken Regatta as its crown jewel. A youth sailing program stimulates local youngsters to become part of the sailing community, teaching them life skills like team work, perseverance and confidence. Always looking to further develop sailing on St Maarten, the Club is active in promoting the sport, as well as the beautiful destination it is located at.
It is located on one of the best spots on the island, right next to the Simpson Bay Bridge. Here, one can enjoy a great view on all boats entering and leaving the lagoon. Especially during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, when more than 100 sailboats go through this bridge!
Regatta’s onboard TP52 Conviction
Future dates of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta always takes place the first weekend of March. These are the dates for the next years:
2020: March 5th – March 8th
2021: March 4th – March 7th
2022: March 3rd – March 6th
2023: March 2nd – March 5th
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