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Events with a magnitude like that of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta rely on the partnerships that they develop with their sponsors. Our success is attributed to the help that we receive throughout the year from all of our premier, presenting and supporting sponsors. We understand that in order to continue to grow and maintain a high quality event we have to look after these partnerships. Therefore it gives us great pleasure to introduce you to those sponsors that make this event happen.

34 years of “Serious Fun” is the perfect term to define the relationship shared with the Sint Maarten Yacht Club and title sponsor Heineken and its distributor International Liquor & Tobacco Trading. The Heineken/ILTT team works year round with over 60 employees to give the participants and island residents one of the best concert series of the year. This collaboration between an event and its title sponsor is truly unique and organizers are looking forward to another 33 wonderful years.  We are thrilled to once again bring you world class sailing, international artists and parties unlike any other Regatta in the Caribbean!

The island of St.Maarten is an amazing backdrop for this one of a kind event, and with approximately 4000 visitors coming to the island to enjoy the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta it’s imperative that the organization and the island’s Tourism Office work together to continue promoting the destination. This cooperation ensures a combined effort of the overall marketing and promotion of the event and island, both on an international & regional level. This collaboration allows for a much greater reach for both the island and the regatta’s marketing effort and organizers are appreciative of the dedication that the Island Government, Minister of Tourism and the Tourism Office have made to continually improve the event.


OFFICIAL HR-2014 Regatta Gear can be obtained at any of the 16 Shipwreck Shops locations around the island. The 2014 collection is a fun, high quality collection in bright nautical colors. You can find t-shirts, caps, polo’s, quick dry shorts, wind protection jackets and accessories for both men and women. Take home the best St. Maarten Heineken Regatta souvenirs, visit our tents at registration or at any of the party locations, or get a preview of the line here.

The SHTA (St.Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association) is comprised of many of the islands hotels as its members.  This association lends a hand at assisting the regatta with working together with the many hotels on the island to assure that the guests and hotels are as involved in the event as much as possible.  Having one central contact for all its members makes it easier for the regatta to function efficiently. The SHTA has been a supporter of this regatta for more than 12 years and their continued support is greatly appreciated.




With Shell Marine Products the regatta organization can count on having the right products to run our committee boats, media boats and water-taxi service. Through the support of The Sol Group, who represents Shell Marine Products in the Caribbean, this water taxi service is capable of functioning properly.The SOL water taxi service is powered exclusively with Shell Marine products. SOL has been a steady supporter of the event for more than 12 years.

All of the events wireless Internet communications that are set up during the event, allow for us to provide up to date results as quickly as possible and help us to communicate the daily events through the web. During the event Caribserve is on hand to ensure the instant results and constant updates to the website are easily executed.  Caribserve has been a loyal sponsor for more 15 years and their contribution has allowed the event to remain on the cutting edge of technology.

With Windward Island Bank as our partner the regatta organization is able to have peace of mind that all of our banking needs and those of our participants will be met in a professional and timely manner, this way we can focus on the important tasks at hand with the peace of mind that Windward Island Bank is there for the event. For all your ATM, transfer and banking needs visit one of their many bank locations across the island.

Budget Marine has been a long time supporter of the regatta and is the title sponsor for the Budget Marine Match racing Cup, an exciting pre event that brings the world of Match racing to the Yacht Clubs doorstep. This is a wonderful addition to the already competitive three days of sailing.  Budget marine has been a supporter of this event from its inception and their continued support in technical gear, dinghies and marks allows the event to have the best equipment possible for the best price.  They are the Official Chandlery of the event.

This is the introductory year for Sea Hawk as a sponsor of the event.  Their products have been seen around the Caribbean for many years and their support of Caribbean regattas is strong.  Having such a well known Marine brand in our regatta family opens many doors for the event and we hope that their commitment will last for years to come.  Visit Budget Marine or Island Water World for all your Sea Hawk products.

This longtime supporter of the event not only works with the organizers to provide committee boats for the event, but also provides many of the participants with the bareboats the need to enter the regatta.  Their large fleet allows them to accomodate almost anyone and organizers are pleased they are now officially onboard. FOr more information on chartering a boat to race the event go to.

With the main communications tool for the event being the official website, we are pleased to have WSI onboard as our official website sponsor.  Their technological expertise and global resources allow the site to be modern, cutting edge, user friendly and opens our window to the world.  With many plans waiting in the wings and lots of fresh new creative ideas ready to be launched we are hoping to have a very long and innovative partnership with WSI.

Several years have passed since GILL first joined the regatta family and since then their participation has grown.  As the title sponsor of the GILL Commodore’s Cup they have brought a great international vibe to the event.  This year they have increased their support by becoming the Official Supplier of Technical Gear for the 2013 St.Maarten Heineken regatta and the merchandise will be available at all venue locations as well as Budget Marine in St.Maarten.

2014 presents Australian Gold as a new supporter of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Competitors to the event need to protect themselves from the strong Caribbean sun and what better way than with Australia Gold!  Their top of the line suncare products help protect not only the participants but the regatta volunteers as well and can be found at outlets all over the Island.

Fiji Water became a new sponsor in 2013 and has continued their support into 2014. As the Premier Water supplier of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Fiji Water promotes green initiatives through recycling and many other social incentives in Fiji. Fiji water helps the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta to promote the Green Regatta initiative and to keep all our competitiors fully hydrated in the heat of the day.   

Captain Morgan are returning as a sponsor this year. When you ask anyone in the world what they think of first when its comes to the Caribbean you would received only a few answers, Sun, Sea and RUM! So what better way to support a uniquely Caribbean event such as the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. In previous years the Captain has even appeared himself, so keep your eyes peeled when you attend teh 34th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

Long time sponsor UTS has confirmed their support once again for the 2014 event and organizers are delighted with the telecommunications commitment received.  By providing their reliable and consistent CHIPPIE cellular service throughout the event, the regatta staff and organization are able to stay in touch with each other throughout the regatta. By using the CHIPPIE mobile service the regatta remains one of the best organized and smoothly run events every year. We are pleased to be working together once again.








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