After a successful first edition of the Heineken Regatta Curacao in November 2008, the contract between the Curacao Sailing Festival and Heineken Curacao has been extended for another 10 years. The Heineken Regatta Curacao, with the slogan “Real Different,” is here to stay!
This weekend is a unique experience for both sailors and the people of Curacao. The sailors are challenged with exciting starts and finishes in the Annabaai, located in the heart of the city of Willemstad, and by racing in exciting courses around the beautiful island of Curacao. The spectators can enjoy this great sailing event from the Unesco world heritage site: the Handelskade. Here is also where the Heineken Regatta Village is built. Because of the spectacular starts and finishes of the exciting races in the Annabaai/Handelskade, spectators can closely see and experience all the action.
But the Heineken Curacao regatta is real different in another way. Everything that floats is involved in different classes. Not sailing yachts only, but also sunfishes, fisherman, micro boats, kite surfers and water skiers are part of the event. On Saturday night, people are treated to an amazing lighted boat parade.
During the nights, the Heineken Regatta Village becomes a premium concert area. Last year, people were entertained with performances of Green Synergy winner DJ Tico, Basic One and, as the main act on Sunday, the ‘Queen of Soca’ Alison Hinds, who made sure that this great weekend ended in style.
We are already preparing for the second edition of the Heineken Regatta Curacao on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009. Curacao Sailing Festival and Heineken would love to welcome you to the beautiful island of Curacao to experience this spectacular weekend. We have already contracted the international artist who will perform on Sunday, November 8th!!
Preview submitted by Heineken Regatta Curacao