The 34th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, taking place 3rd – 6th March 2014 and is the largest regatta in the Caribbean calendar. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has a reputation as a must do event major regatta combining first-rate sailing and amazing parties, the event lives up to its slogan ‘Serious Fun’!
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta’s is open to all types of sailors from professional teams to friends on holiday for the event. The International race committee have extensive experience on putting on a fantastic regatta with well thought through courses in beautiful sailing water and varied wind conditions.
The first Regatta race is around the Island of Saint Martin in a clockwise direction from Simpson Bay, passing Tintamarre in the North and finishing back off Philipsburg. The second days racing is a race westward to the French capital town of Saint Martin, Marigot with a night and party ashore there, and the last day is a race back round to the Dutch capital of Philipsburg.
Northern Child – 3rd in Class 2013
Southern Child – 1st Gill Commodores Cup 2012
El Ocaso/ Sunset Child – 1st in Class 2012
The International Regatta is organised jointly by the St Thomas Yacht Club and their proud title sponsor Rolex and offer sailors from around the world three days of unparalleled competition on the water with courses weaving through the picturesque cuts, cays and islands of the U.S. Virgins. The excellent racing is topped off by live music every night, good food and camaraderie between the competitors ashore at the St Thomas Yacht Club. With all the boats anchored in Cow Pit Bay all the competitors come together before and after racing at the St Tomas Yacht Club give the regatta a fantastic vibe.
El Ocaso – 1st overall in CSA winning a Rolex Watch
Northern Child – 4th in Class
The week long BVI Spring Festival and Regatta are two great events rolled into one which include some beautiful cruising, competitive racing and serious fun on and off the water!! From its beginning in 1973, the BVIs Spring Regatta has grown in size and competition with continuing support from racing enthusiasts around the world.
The BVI Spring Regatta is predominantly windward/leeward courses, which builds great teamwork. There are 2 races a day commencing at 1000 and finishing at approximately 1600. The courses are set in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on the South side of Tortola, in protected and relatively flat water.
The focal point for the social activities of the event is the regatta village in Nanny Cay which host booths, bars and various food stalls. The party starts as soon as the racing stops and the entertainment includes live music every night and culminates in the Regatta Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon after racing.
Get a feel for the BVI Spring Regatta and Festival by watching the daily race videos from 2013.
St Barth is possibly the most chic island in the Caribbean. The regatta has only been running for three years and is growing in popularity every year once visitors see what the Island offers. Les Voiles de St Barth is an amazing rendezvous of yachts from around the world gathering together the most extraordinary collection from the ultra-modern to the most beautiful classic yachts.
This is a fabulous event, based in the beautiful Port of Gustavia. The port is the center of activities for the week with live music every evening. Behind the Port, there is a maze of back streets hiding some excellent boutique restaurants, café bars and shops.
Antigua Sailing Week is the major regatta of the Caribbean season and one of the top five regattas in the world. Antigua Sailing Week justifiably has the reputation of being the hardest sailing/socializing regatta of the season. Winds can be higher than for the other regattas and the majority of the racing takes place on the ocean side of the Island. With over 100 yachts participating the mainly windward leeward courses Antigua Sailing Week make for some fantastic racing.
PYR 2013 Results
Southern Child – 2nd in class
El Ocaso/Sunset Child – 2nd in Class
Northern Child – 5th in Class