Sailing is all about perfect timing. Hence, the St. Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation’s three-year sponsorship by Oris Swiss Watches is a champion fit ...

The ‘peak season’ for Caribbean yacht racing is the first three months of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s coming up! ...

Chartering a yacht to compete in a Caribbean regatta is nothing new. There is a growing trend for the charter of highly competitive racing boats. ...

Some of the sports top sailors will race in the St. Maarten Heinen Regatta, set for February 28 to March 3. The 39-year-old event’s motto, ‘Serious Fun’, extends shoreside as well with world-famous entertainment. In fact, performers include legendary Motown ...

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have announced that the 39th edition will be held at the Princess Port de Plaisance Resort, Casino and the Yacht Club. In addition to its central, secure and convenient location, the Yacht Club Port de ...

An island that has experienced some serious winds conjured up light airs for most of the 38th Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta but this didn’t stop the enjoyment or prevent days of thrilling racing. The four day event kicked off with ...

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 ...

Support for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 38th edition has been overwhelming – their Facebook posting announcing that the 2018 edition would go ahead attracted over 1,900 likes, 700 shares and countless messages of support within days. “It is with ...

We live in a fast-paced world where being time-starved is a way of life. Yet there is a trend towards Caribbean regattas becoming longer rather than shorter. For example, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) added its Round the Rocks ...

The 37th running of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which took place on March 3-6, had something for everyone: big breeze, record-setting performances, impressive winners and a wrap-up party headlined by legendary performance artists UB40 on the sands of Kim ...

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Set for March 24 to 26, this three-day regatta known as the ‘Crown ...

While I was writing the Editor’s Log, news came in of the death of one of the all-time great marine photographers and photojournalists Bob Grieser. Bob was a one off, a character. His camera was an extension of his being ...

Postal Services St. Maarten N.V. will issue its first ever set of postage stamps to mark the Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta stamp will be issued from January 16th to March 31st 2017 and persons are ...

It’s an age-old dilemma. Parents like to share interests with their kids, while kids are naturally wary of something that may seem uncool. Yet a sport like family sailing is something that transcends generations. This is a fact three Caribbean ...

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 ...

Team Island Water World acquire second Melges 24 St. Maarten – Team Island Water World are now campaigning a second Melges 24. Although not new, their latest boat is hull number 605, whereas the old boat was number 24. Team captain ...

A rainbow hung over the Simpson Bay Lagoon as the naming ceremony for the Didy 26 race boat, built by high school students from Milton Peters College, got underway at the St. Maarten Shipyard in late February. With just days to ...

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 ...

Monohulls easily outnumber multihulls in Caribbean regattas but the tide is turning. The sailing world has definitely caught multihull fever. The 2013 America’s Cup opened many eyes and minds to what a catamaran can do. In December, the World Match ...

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 ...