After the racing is done, the partying can begin!
Every night from February 28th up to March 3rd fantastic parties will take place at different booming locations on St. Maarten. Heineken will make sure that the beer is cold and the music is superb. Make sure you don’t miss out the best four party nights of the year!
The original slogan of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta "Serious Fun" is still true today as it integrates the key-elements of the events so well. The Serious side is the racing that is done during the 4 days with the challenging sailing courses that have been designed by a team of dedicated sailing officials. The Fun side begins when the boats cross the finish lines and prepare themselves for the enormously popular on-shore (musical) entertainment. The entertainment moves with the sailors over various locations on the island, which is another aspect that makes ‘The Heineken Regatta’ so unique and appealing.
The Caribbean’s premier sailing event, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!
There ain’t no party, like a Heineken Regatta party!
Thousands of people – from locals to tourists and from sailors to music lovers - collectively enjoy the 4 nights of parties filled with music and entertainment from leading regional and international artists. Stimulating music, original repertoires and surprising guest gigs, enjoyed with a perfect ice-cold Heineken, is the ultimate combination for the best party of your life. This year’s 33rd Heineken Regatta provides world class sailboat racing combined with the hottest concerts and after-parties. Concerts held every night at unique spectacular locations on the island showcasing great local and international artists. Who could ask for more after a day of challenging and fun-filled racing in the Caribbean’s largest sailing event?
Why are the St Maarten Heineken Regatta parties so unique and exciting?
With so many different artists specifically chosen for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta concerts, it is truly a melting pot of all the people, local and visitors, enjoying the many different genres of music. Over the years, we’ve seen a vast array of artists, from the legendary reggae superstars such as Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers and Shaggy to the hip hop Black Eyed Peas. Last year Maxi Priest was the main act, wowing the crowds with his classic hits like ‘Close to you’ and ‘That Girl”. Every night and every concert has its own and unique atmosphere and style, the only things you can be sure of is great music and great beer.
These two words represent the whole event perfectly, because on St. Maarten we take our fun seriously. On the one hand, you have many different classes of boats from all over the world competing for top sailing honors and on the other hand we have great on-shore parties every night in the best locations of the island! You will party on the French side as well as in Dutch side, on the beach and next to the sea. You will stand with your feet in the sand with an ice-cold Heineken listening to great music, while the sun goes down into the bright blue sea.
Come and experience it for yourself and have ‘serious fun’ with us from the February 28th till the 3rd of March, 2013!