February 28th 2013 will once again give the participants of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta a great day of warm up races for those flying spinnakers. This pre-event, which is sponsored by Gill, has become a staple of the regatta weekend and makes for a great practice race.
Participants that enter this event won’t be disappointed, as windward-leeward courses give them lots of great racing and a chance to size up the competition for the coming weekend of racing. Boats can enter this one day event online while entering for the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, and collect all event paperwork at registration, making it easy to enter 2 events at one time.
Gill, the title sponsor, is an apparel and accessories leader in the worldwide marine industry for over three decades and specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. As a result the partnership with Gill is highly suitable and appropriate for this event. Gill will offer on site through their supplier Budget Marine and at all venue locations a collection of St.Maarten Heineken Regatta branded technical gear which makes them the official technical gear provider of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta.
Prize giving for this one day event will take place at the opening party at Port de Plaisance on Thursday evening at 7:30pm. The winners will be awarded Gill gear and the overall winner will receive Gill Tech T-shirts with the name of the boat for each crew member.
Previous winners of this event include Equation, a STP 65 Farr design skippered by Bill Alcott, Smile and Wave, a Beneteau First 40 skippered by Jaime Torres, Team Red White and Blue, skippered by Sean McGinn and Elliot, a JPK 960 in Gill 4 series, skippered by Frederic Dutheil.
For more information about the Gill Regatta gear visit www.gillna.com