Heineken Regatta

29 February - 3 March, 2024

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Race, race, party, party sums up this major international regatta on the French and Dutch Island of St. Martin. The three-day regatta finishes in a different harbour each night and exhilarating sailing is followed by some of the best parties in the Caribbean.
Now fully matured as an international yachting event, the Heineken Regatta is an intregal part of St. Martin's island culture.
The regatta started like all regattas do—as a little fun racing between a few friends. After a year or two, the local Heineken importer noticed that the event caused quite an increase in beer sales and decided to support the event. The Heineken Regatta now takes place every year in early March, attracting over 150 yachts and 500 spectators from countries all over the world.
Racing is sponsored by the Caribbean Yachting Association with the cruising boats rated under the St. Martin handicapping system. You'll enjoy four races over three days, including races up and down the Anguilla Channel around the waters of Marigot Bay, and the popular race which circumnavigates the whole island.
Like all good regattas, Heineken boasts its share of parties and social events too: the pounding beat of steel drums, insistent Soca rhythms and the clinking of cold green bottles are a familiar sound throughout the three days. The socialising reaches a peak with the famous prize-giving ceremony and party taking place on the final Sunday night or Monday morning.

Pricing and Booking Information 

For full pricing and to book your place on the Heineken Regatta, please contact our holiday planners on 0330 332 1172 or fill out the form below.

Official Regatta Information

The information given in this section is just to give you a basic idea about the various regattas.

For more up-to-date information about organising authorities, racing rules and regulations, programmes, racing classes, handicap systems, entry, etc., visit https://heinekenregatta.com.

What's Included in Regatta Package

  • Race Entry Fees
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Race Support
  • Yacht Preparation and Hull Cleaning
  • Yacht Measurement
  • Pre-Race Briefing

What's Not Included in Regatta Package

  • Flights
  • Taxi transfers
  • Local cruising taxes
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes
  • Provisioning and beverages
  • Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutesnot available in the Caribbean
  • Delivery charges to/from race locations (if required)
  • Tickets and entry to official functions

Background Racing Information

When racing, it is better to have a lower rating. This means that when you are taking part in the race, there will be less time added to your racing time. The higher the rating is; the more time that is added to your racing time. Charterers will obviously wish to have the lowest rating possible.
If the yacht has a furling mainsail, then their rating is lower, as, in theory, it takes longer to get around the course, whereas if they have a fully battened mainsail, the rating is higher as in theory the yacht will get around the course quicker.

Find out more

For more informations about this event and pricing call us on 0330 3321503.