Time for a Rematch at the 42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!!

Time for A Rematch at the 42nd Heineken Regatta

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten — A fleet of over 100 international race boats are descending into Simpson Bay for the start of the 42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, March 3-6, 2022. Many teams are preparing for a rematch as they line up against friendly competitors to once again see who prevails. Maxi yachts Deep Blue, a Botin 85, and Leopard 3, a Farr 100, go head to head to see who is king of the St. Maarten race course in CSA 1. Deep Blue made a strong debut back in September 2021 at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia finishing two places ahead of Leopard 3. It was Deep Blue’s first race on their 2020 new build with racing delayed due to COVID, making St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the team’s third race event. Perhaps the third time’s a charm!

I Love Poland Back for 42nd Heineken Regatta

The two Maxis have some tough competition as the rest of the CSA 1 fleet is jam-packed with some legendary big boats. Four VO65s and four VO70s round out the fleet, with many seeking their own rematches to claim, or defend, their glory. I Love Poland, winners of CSA 1 in the 2020 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, now has three other VO70s to match race, including another Polish team on Ocean Breeze led by Zbigniew Gutkowski of Yacht Club Sopot. Grzegorz Baranowski, who once again serves as skipper of I Love Poland, has had many successes with his team and as a star Polish sailor, personally winning the Maxi Cup four times. He is ready to take his team back to the podium, with a strong mix of pros and aspiring young sailors. The permanent crew of I Love Poland is regularly joined by the winners of training programs, which has received over 900 applications over the last 3 years.


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