St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
JWorld Annapolis is headed back to Sint Maarten in 2017 to participate in the annual
Heineken Regatta. The Heineken Regatta is a must do for
racers and Caribbean lovers alike.
Each boat will be crewed by six sailors and a JWorld Annapolis
racing coach. Couples and friends who can share a cabin are
encouraged to register, but the yachts chartered can
accommodate singles willing to share a cabin.
JWorld has chartered two Beneteau 50,5’s and will be entered in the extremely
popular bareboat charter division. Three days of leisurely practice sailing and
island hoping followed by three days of relaxed and fun-focused racing around Sint
Maarten, means that there is something for everyone. Call now to learn more
about this incredible Caribbean adventure!
Schedule of Events
Participants arrive in Sint. Maarten on Monday afternoon March 3 and
rendezvous with the boat at 1700 at the Sunsail Charter Base in Oyster Pond.
We’ll have a welcome happy hour, introducing everyone to their team mates and to
Departing early Tuesday morning from Sint Maarten we will practice sail and make
the short offshore passage (20 NM) to St. Bart’s and Gustavia. Tuesday afternoon
will be spent exploring the island and making racing upgrades to our syndicate in
the privacy of our island training center. Tuesday night we’ll party in the center of
Wednesday will be our inshore practice day. Beyond the view of our competitors
we’ll hone our racing skills by rotating all of our team through the six positions
onboard while match racing our teammates. We’ll return to the mooring field in
time to enjoy the afternoon ashore and debrief aboard for happy hour. Dinner on
board will help us unwind and wake up fresh for the inter-team race back to Sint
Thursday will be a practice race day with a two stage race with the finish line just
off of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club in Simpson Bay. Stage one will be an 5 nautical
mile leg to a deserted island where we’ll rendezvous for lunch and snorkel at a
great dive spot before restarting for stage two of the race back to Sint Maarten.
Thursday afternoon will be spent finalizing registration for the event and meeting
our competitors at the opening party at Port de Plaisance.
The first day of racing at the 2013 Heineken Cup Regatta begins with the Around
The Island Race. More than 200 yachts – including as many as 50 bareboats, will
scramble around the island and finish with a party on the Boardwalk, in
Phillipsburg where multiple stages will feature various musical acts.
The second day of racing begins in Great Bay, Phillipsburg and consists of a dash
to Marigot. The music and partying doesn’t let up – with more bands and more fun
on the main stage.
The final day of racing is a 12 mile dash back to Simpson Bay for the prize
ceremony, and party on Kim Sha Beach. Participants not returning home on
Sunday (it is recommended that you fly home Monday) will check into a hotel of
their choice for a reintroduction to land life.
The program costs is $3999 per person with 10% discount for couples/bunk
mates. The cost includes six days of sailing, party passes and on board
provisioning. Travel and hotels and incidental costs are not included.