The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is renowned for its high quality sailing and the grand parties. It couldn’t be made possible without the support of loyal companies and organizations. Organizers often say ‘it takes a whole island to throw a party this big’. The continuation of these sponsorships with such recognized and dedicated companies on the island is something to be proud of.
The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is gearing up for another successful event and once again receives the support of its loyal sponsors. The Regatta office is proud to announce that all sponsors from last year continue their support of the largest sailing event in the Caribbean.
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta wouldn’t be the event it is now without its title sponsor Heineken. With Heineken onboard, the participants, visitors and local community are guaranteed to have 4 fantastic nights of parties. This year they went above and beyond and booked Tessanne Chin, winner of the Voice USA 2013, to perform on Saturday, and Kool and the Gang, multiple Grammy Award winners, for the Sunday night.
Another important partner of the Regatta is of course the St. Maarten Government. Together the Regatta and the Tourism Office work hard to promote St. Maarten as a destination.
During the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Sol, premium supplier of petroleum products to the Caribbean basin, is again the official sponsor of the water taxi service. This is a unique service that transports sailors from their boats to shore and back during the 4 days of the Regatta.
Australian Gold, Heavenly Water and Penha provide high end products, not only for our participants, but they extend their support to our volunteers, making sure everyone is looked after. Seahawk, one of United States biggest nautical paint suppliers, helps the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta to promote the event worldwide at boat shows.
Windward Roads, Xerox, UTS and The Windward Islands Bank assist the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from an operational perspective, ensuring high quality service prior and during the event for the organization and participants.
Gill and Shipwreck Shops will again provide some wonderful merchandise. Gill is focused on the technical gear and Shipwreck Shops designed a cotton line. The gear is available at Budget Marine and all Shipwreck Shops on island. During the Regatta both will have booths at registration and the party locations.
Island 92 will again be the official Regatta Radio of the 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and offers extensive coverage starting on Monday before the Regatta of all the preparations, during the regatta of the sailing, bridge openings and on Sunday they’ll do a live broadcast of the prize giving.
Each sponsorship is unique, some companies support certain aspects of the event, others provide product and there are those who just support the event because they recognize the positive impact on the economy of St. Maarten. “Sponsorships are often tailored to the company’s goals and beliefs.This is often complicated to balance, but put all 23 sponsorships together and this world renowned event is made possible. We are immensely pleased to receive such support from local, regional and international businesses and organizations, it is incredible how much they all belief in this event. We are looking forward to continue these long established partnerships for many more years” says Regatta Director Michele Korteweg.
For 35 years, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing-and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment-in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world’s best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.
For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit www.heinekenregatta.com.
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Office
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Welfare Road 90, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
T: +1 (721) 5442079