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The 33rd Heineken Regatta
The first weekend of March starts like every year with the Heineken Regatta at St. Maarten. Between the 28th of February and March the 3rd the Caribbean sea is part of this sailing event. Every day over 200 teams compete at the Caribbean See in the exciting races. The 33rd edition of the Heineken Regatta is considered as one of the “must do events” in the Caribbean. This popular sailing event not only attracts lots of international sailing teams. It is also attracts businesses, families, clubs and associations. There will be a lot of different classes of sailing boats. From small sailing boats to huge sailing yachts.
This Regatta began in 1980 with a modest 12 entries. Currently it has increased to 250 boats from over 32 countries. This international event has drawn public from over 160 individual countries! The Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten is the largest one in the Caribbean! The Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten is a unique blend of international sailing, with three days of intense racing around the island. Each day brings a new route.
Every night after the race you will be able to enjoy a lot of different unique performances from artists, musicians or DJ's from all around the world. All the guests enjoy great food and ice cold Heineken beers. There are spectacular parties with all sorts of music, even if you do not participate in the Regatta, the atmosphere is something you have to experience.
The organization consists for the most part of volunteers who commit themselves to work on the Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten every year. The directors meet regularly with the members of the committee to make sure the event is on track.
If you would like to experience the Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten this year we advice you not to wait to long to book your stay. Contact us for special rates or simply book your unit directly online. Princess Heights Hotel offers a special deal for participants and visitors who come to witness this great sailing event.
One of the great advantages of the Princess Heights is that we are in close proximity to the Oyster Pond Marina. At Princess Heights Hotel you do not have to worry about the sounds from the harbor, because it is still quiet and remote. Every room at Princess Heights Hotel provides you with an excellent ocean view from the room balconies, which gives our customers great value for their money. Despite our close proximity to the marina, after a full day of activity Princess Heights gives you an opportunity to get away from all the crowded places.
Schedule Heineken Regatta Race 2013
Wednesday February 27th 2013
Registration for all racing at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson Bay
Welcome Back Sailors party at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Thursday February 28th 2013
Registration for all racing at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson Bay.
Commodores Cup for Spinnaker Class only
Press conference at Port de Plaisance.
Opening Party at Port de Plaisance, Main stage and several musical acts.
Friday March 1st 2013
First day of racing-Around the Island Race.
Party on the Boardwalk, Philipsburg; multiple stages, various musical acts including: Orange Grove and Patrick Grayham
Saturday March 2nd 2013
Second day of racing-start in Great Bay, Philipsburg and finish the race in Marigot
Party in Marigot, main stage and multiple musical acts.
Press conference in Marigot
Sunday March 3rd 2013
Final day of racing-start in Marigot and finish in Simpson Bay
Party on Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay
Prize giving ceremony on Kim Sha Beach, Simpson Bay
Main stage and final performance by the headliner of the event The Commodores