2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Starts This Week

2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Starts This Week

Thousands of people, visitors and locals alike, have come together for one of St. Maarten’s premier events- the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which kicked off this week. With world-class sailboat racing, amazing parties, and lots of live music, there is plenty of fun to be had at the Caribbean’s largest sailing event.

For three days, some of the greatest sailing teams will complete for victory. Each night, musical artists from various genres will be rocking parties after the races. After the party, the night’s not over with afterparties lasting late into the night at Bliss Nightclub & Lounge.  If you’re on the islands, be sure to check out all the excitement. If you’re missing out this year, book a villa for you and your friends for next year’s St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.


March 1st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bucket Marine Match Racing Cup


March 2nd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration for all classes at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Registration for GILL Commodores Cup 7 p.m. Welcome back party at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club  

March 3rd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration for all classes at the SMYC & Gill 2011 Commodores Cup 5 p.m. Welcome party at Port de Plaisance

Party Details: Port de Plaisance 6 p.m. DJ Nachum 7 p.m. Shipwreck Shop Fashion Show 7:30 p.m. Prize Giving 8:30 p.m. N’X Level Band 11 p.m. Juni Juliet


March 4th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Race Around the Island (for most classes from Simpson Bay to Great Bay) 5 p.m. Party at Great Bay

Party Details: Boadwalk, Philipsburg

Stage A 7 p.m. Roots Down Below 9:30 p.m. Full Circle

Stage B 6 p.m. XP Band 7:30 p.m. Remo & Barbwire 9:45 p.m. Phox & Showtime Band 11 p.m. Percy Rankin & His Bonfire Band

Stage C 6 p.m. Phox & Showtime Band 9 p.m. Pedrin Pacheco


March 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Most classes race from Simpson Bay to Marigot 5 p.m. Party at the waterfront in Marigot Party Details: Marigot, Waterfront 5 p.m. Cut Creator DJ Outkast 7:30 p.m. Explosion Band 10 p.m. Sir Oungku and Red Hot


March 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The final day with a race from Marigot to Simpson Bay 7 p.m. Prize Giving Ceremony & final party in Simpson Bay Party Details: Kim Sha Beach 5 p.m. Cut Creator DJ Outkast 5:30 p.m. Philipsburg Community Brass Band 6 p.m. prize giving 8:30 p.m. Orange Grove Brainpower & DJ TLM 11 p.m. Wyclef Jean

For more St. Martin events, visit WIMCO’s St. Martin Events Page.