Heineken Regatta 2016

Heineken Regatta 2016 This event runs from February 29th-March 7th, 2016. This is a serious 3 day racing event, with fantastic sailing conditions off the French/Dutch island of St Martin/St Maarten. It's always great fun both on and off the water. We offer both whole boat charter, and individual crew spaces.

What to expect:
On arrival at St Martin, after joining Skyelark in the marina you'll have the chance to meet your fellow crew members and have some time to relax, explore the area and settle in onboard.

Tuesday, March 1st
Our first training day, where we focus on getting used to the boat and finding your sea legs as we practise safety drills, boat manoeuvres and sail handling out on the water.

Wednesday, March 2nd
Concentrating on getting the best out of the boat, finding crew positions, trimming and spinnaker work.

Thursday, March 3rd
Lay day - relax and rest, go to the beach, meet the competition and have a lazy lunch - you're on the race course tomorrow!

Friday, March 4th
Race one - round the island finishing in Simpson Bay, followed by a beach party at Great Bay.

Saturday, March 5th
Race two - a round the cans race, starting from Simpson Bay and finishing on the French side at Marigot. Spend the night there and go to the waterfront party.

Sunday, March 6th
Final race - a round the cans race from Marigot to Simpson Bay, followed by prize giving and the final party.

Monday, March 7th
Recover and return home!

In the evenings you can expect a crew dinner ashore followed by as much of a party scene as you would like. The atmosphere around Heineken is electric, with special parties and big name bands on the main stage.

Why Skyelark?
Heineken RegattaSkyelark is a performance cruising yacht, owner operated with a professional crew who annually compete in the Heineken Regatta and many of the other Caribbean and European race regattas. Onboard there is a professional skipper and mate who provide training and coaching to help you get the most of the experience and guarantee a memorable, safe and exciting experience on and off the water.

Skyelark is a stunning yacht with classic good looks that gets you noticed (and looks great in the photos). She is also a joy to sail and is designed for the stronger trade wind sailing that the Caribbean offers, making her very competitive in class. Down below there is a choice of single bunk beds or double cabins.

Price: £1,250 per person, £9,500 for whole-boat charter. Please contact us for more details!

Key Facts

What's included:

  • Two training days.
  • Accommodation on board (if required).
  • Use of all safety equipment.
  • Professional skipper and mate.
  • Racing lunches, snacks and refreshments.
  • Crew t-shirt.

What's not included:

  • Flights and transfers.
  • Personal insurance.