Considered the biggest regatta in the Caribbean, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta started in 1980 with a modest 12 sailboats participating. When Heineken started sponsoring this event, it quickly started growing, and now it holds more than 280 boats of adventurous sailors.
The Heineken Regatta is not only the biggest regatta in the Caribbean, but also the first clean regatta, as its secondary activities involve educating, engaging and inspiring the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean.
With a combination of challenging races and fantastic parties, the Heineken Regatta is a spectacle like no other. Join the racing in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Nautical Channel!
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta celebrates its 33th edition! This year, the Regatta Organization has overworked to design challenging courses and guarantee smooth sailing. Moreover, Heineken brings all the awesome music and a four-day party atmosphere considered unmissable by many.
Relive the best moments of the 2013 Heineken Regatta!
Boasting world class competition and legendary parties, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta reigns as the undisputed king of Caribbean sailing. Given the lineup of over 200 internationally acclaimed boats skippered by the sailing world's top athletes, the stakes are high and anything can happen.
Sail with us across the highlights of the 34th edition of the Heineken Regatta!
Get ready to rumble in Simpson Bay where the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 35th anniversary edition! With the official slogan being Serious Fun, it is no wonder people come from over 25 countries to attend this one of a kind regatta.
Given this year's lineup, we are expecting some of the best sailing in St. Maarten. Watch the highlights of the 2015 edition!
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is about to celebrate its 36th edition. This world renowned sailing event offers four days of World Class Racing, with trade winds coming from the North East, an average temperature of 25°C and crystal clear waters.
Courses will take participants along coastal races, as well as around the island, presenting the beautiful beaches, rock formations and other scenery. On shore, participants and visitors will be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine and music from both the Dutch and French side. Are you going to miss out? Come dive in at the 2016 Heineken Regatta!