Jumping Ships at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!!

Volvo Ocean Class Sailors Change Ship Type for Heineken Regatta

Just one week to go until the 42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta welcomes a fleet of over 100 boats to race March 3-6, 2022. This year, a number of sailors are jumping ships — all are ready to take their racing experiences to the next level!


Competing Teams

While most of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet welcomes back the same teams from the 2020 edition, one team has made a major upgrade in the years since the last Regatta. Canadian team Atlas Ocean Racing has moved from a VO60 to the legendary VO70 Il Mostro. A single digit brings a lot of change!


Not only ten more feet of waterline, but many more performance systems, such as a canting keel, make this a major upgrade for the team.


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