St Maarten Heineken Regatta 2025

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2 days of training, 4 days of racing
Availability : 4th - 9th March 2025
Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten
Max People : 12

Set in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, powered by the cooling northeast trade winds and run by an experienced, innovative and friendly race team, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions appealing to a broad range of tastes. Four race committees provide custom-tailored racing for thousands of sailors from more than 35 countries that come to race: from Olympic medalists and World Champions sailing Maxis and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered bareboats and live-aboard families cruising the Caribbean.

Starting with the one-day Gill Commodore’s Cup and continuing with the three days of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, sailors are offered a mixture of races with a combination of windward-leeward and coastal races blended together into an irresistible cocktail of racing chosen to suit each class. As the all-out racing monohulls savour the prospect of eight races over four days with windward-leeward races on two days and two longer coastal races testing both boat handling and tactics, it’s easy to understand why the regatta attracts alarge competitive class of 40ft and 50ft cruiser-racers

With Heineken as a long-standing sponsor, you would expect the parties to be exceptional… and you won’t be disappointed! With parties at varied locations around the island there are fantastic opportunities to experience the legendary nightlife for which the island is famous. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has a well-earned reputation for hosting amazing artists like the Black Eyed Peas, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, The Commodores, and Red Foo and the Party Rock Crew at the parties.

Two days of training are included in the price.

Departure & Return

Closest airport is Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Transportation from the airport is available via taxis or local buses. Flights before and after the race as well as transport to and from the airport are not included in the price and is the responsibility of the passenger. 

Price Includes

  • Race Entry
  • Yacht Charter
  • Basic Training
  • Mooring Fees
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal Locating Beacon
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Accommodation on Board (shared cabins)
  • Meals (self service) - Lunch
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Wet gear
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Personal insurance
  • Breakfast & Dinner (add on for £15/day)


  • T-Shirt with your national flag
  • Sail Racing Academy T-Shirt
What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
  • Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
  • Please noteThe race schedule might be subject to change from the race organisers. We will keep you up to date and inform you about the final arrangements on the day of arrival. Also, due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, all races are subject to last minute cancellations.

Day 1 - 4th Mar 2025Arrival and First Training Day

Arrival in St Maarten and welcome on board at 09:00. Meet your skipper and crew, followed by a safety brief and the regatta programme. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by provisioning, getting the boat ready for the regatta and training to bind the team into a race crew.

Day 2 - 5th Mar 2025Second Training Day

After breakfast you will continue to make last enhancements to the boat and commence with the second training day.

Day 3 - 6th Mar 2025Race Day 1

The first race warning will start at 09:55, followed by price-giving for the day’s racing back at the Port de Plaisance Regatta Village at 18:00. The evening can be spent partying and enjoying yourself.

Day 4 - 7th Mar 2025Race Day 2

The second day of racing begins at 09:55. The evening will be spent at the price-giving back at the Port de Plaisance Regatta Village at 18:00 and enjoying the evenings live music.

Day 5 - 8th Mar 2025Race Day 3

Another 09:55 race start and another evening of prize-giving and live music at 18:00 at Port de Plaisance Regatta Village.

Day 6 - 9th Mar 2025Race Day 4

The last race of the regatta starts at 09:55 and is followed at 1800 by the prize giving for the race and with the announcement of the regatta’s overall winner. The last evening to let your hair down and enjoy the last concerts. 

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