Heineken Regatta, Sailing race, St marteen





After 4 days of intense racing, joyful events and an overall fantastic weekend, the 43rd edition of the annual St Maarten Heineken Regatta has come to an end. All involved parties look back on the event with a positive view.



It’s fantastically organized,” said Frederik Boberg from Stockholm, who was helming Moody 62 Ossiana, “the starting [sequence] is tremendous and there’s no confusion.” In CSA Class 1, despite Wind Whisper pulling two bullets from the day’s racing, it was I Love Poland who emerged first overall in this hotly-contested fleet, with Wind Whisper second and Team JAJO third overall. Also enjoying their final race, the Island Time fleet saw Swan 56 Tramontana scoring their second bullet – having retired and DNF’d in the first two races – with First 210 Maline coming second with AS JEFFRY ET MDA in third place. With the CSA ratings for this class adapting each day according to the previous day’s race results, this is a great class for live-aboards, world travelers and even racing yachts who just prefer a more laid-back way to take part in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.



Organizer Sint Maarten Yacht Club also look back with a positive view and are very content about the course of events.



“We are receiving such great feedback from our competitors that we are already getting excited about next year’s event. I think there is a lot of potential to grow certain classes by showcasing how competitive this Regatta is. The CSA rule designed by the Caribbean Sailing Association keeps being further developed, making racing in our region extremely exciting and it showed specifically in our CSA 5 and CSA 7 classes – and that’s what we want for the entire fleet. Making this our focus, we will continue to attract the highest quality of international pro sailors, which is what makes this such a pull for all competitors, from experienced sailors to the aspiring up-and-coming youth,” said Michele Korteweg, Regatta Director.


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