The 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was destined to be a special edition from the moment hurricane Irma hit the island on September 6th. And now, with the generous support of Princess Port de Plaisance Resort and Casino and the Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance, the regatta will be based in a ‘regatta village’ that will bringing together in one place all the essentials of a great regatta venue: docking, registration, regatta offices, food stands, and beer tents.
“A single regatta village venue has long been a goal for us; a place for competitors to tie up their boats next to each other, walk a few steps and share a beer and a burger while swapping stories with fellow competitors after a day of great racing. This is such an important part of a regatta,” said Racing Director Paul Miller, adding, “Princess Port de Plaisance fits that bill perfectly.”
For the Regatta, The Princess Port de Plaisance Resort and Casino and The Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance are offering free dockage during the week of the regatta in the South Basin for competing boats, as their way of saying thank you for supporting the regatta this year. The regatta office will assign these free spaces on a first-come basis to fully-paid entries. In addition, the marina will have available 60 slips in the North Basin for entrants.
“I am very pleased to make our resort available to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and to support this great St. Maarten event,” said Sudi Ozkan, owner of Princess Port de Plaisance Resort and Casino.
To book your free slip and information about the event and Port de Plaisance, visit: heinekenregatta.com and portde