Tag Archives: Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Hot Racing, Cold Beer

St Maarten Heineken Regatta: El Ocaso, overall winner of CSA 3 and the regatta’s prestigious ‘Most Worthy Performance’ award. Photo: OceanMedia

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record affair. Eighty four yachts competed in the Gill Commodores Cup, the largest entry in its history and 193 boats participated in the three day Heineken Regatta. This year organisers …

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We Built a Race Boat!

We built a race boat!

Students at Milton Peters College (MPC) in Sint Maarten have built a boat which they will race in the Heineken Regatta. The boat, a Didi 26 designed by Dudley Dix, was constructed in the school’s carpentry department by an enthusiastic …

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PR Heineken Regatta Looking to the Future

Smile and Wave head up wind to the mark during the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta. Photo by Todd VanSickle

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta could be considered one of the most-friendly regattas or one of the most unforgiving. It all depends on whether you were on the land or at sea. The regatta was held on May …

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Melges 24 GFA Caraibes winner in Class Gill Commodores Cup, second in Class St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo by Gary Brown/OceanMedia

Strong winds, sunshine, 2000 lusty sailors and the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean, gave the organizers of the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle – and they didn’t fail. In CSA1, Doug …

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Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta: Changing Times

Michele Korteweg, Director of the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta

Charles Darwin would have made a great regatta director. Old Charlie knew a thing or two about evolution; he even did a bit of sailing. When you compare the 2014/15 sailing calendar of events with those of a few years …

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2014 Heineken Regatta

Andy Budgen’s Volvo 70 Monster Project put on a ‘Southern Ocean’ performance. Photo: Gary Brown/OceanMedia

The 2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the Caribbean’s largest annual yacht-racing affair, was this year also one of the most competitive editions in the event’s long, 34-year history. In roughly half of the fleet’s 20 separate classes, nothing was decided …

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In Focus: Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios

Winning coach Jose Berrios (center). Photo: Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Starting small and growing bigger. This is the secret to success that has led Club Nautico de San Juan’s (CNSJ) director of sailing and head coach Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios to put Puerto Rico on the map as a global sailing …

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Saving the Blue Means Going Green

Trish Cronan, President of the Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association showing water bottles saved from landfills by charter yachts using their own water or reusable bottles

Green is the new blue when it comes to marine conservation in the Caribbean. Marina operators, regatta officials and charter yacht organizations are all doing their part to preserve and protect the region’s seas and its surroundings. Why? Firstly, visitor …

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Caribbean Regatta Dates 2014: January – March

Loro Piana Regatta. Photo courtesy of Press Office YCCS / Jeff Brown

The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off in a big way come January. In the first three months of the year alone, there are over a dozen competitive sailing events for everything from mono to multihulls, dinghies to superyachts. Here is a …

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Anguilla: An A-List Port of Call

Perfect sand beaches and sheltered waters at Crocus Bay make for happy guests, whether nautical or lubberly. Photo: www.sherryspix.com

From a distance, from my perspective grinding winches during a Heineken Regatta years ago, Anguilla didn’t look like much. Quiet, gently sloping and lacking the drama of the hump-backed mountains of St. Martin off our starboard beam as we sliced …

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Who Will Come to Your Party?

A big check is an attraction but only if the event is well organized. Photo: OceanMedia

It is not easy to get sailors to come and compete in any regatta that you might want to organize. Ask Larry Ellison, the Americas Cup organizer who has thrown millions at this year’s Americas cup and he has hardly …

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