SHTA congratulates organizers on 36th Heineken Regatta

SIMPSON BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) would like to congratulate the organizing team of the 36th annual St. Maarten Regatta. The annual sailing competition consisted of great sailing, exemplary sportsmanship, smashed records and epic after-parties. SHTA also thanked participating hotels and hospitality establishments for their continued support.

For 36 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.”

“We are extremely proud of the opportunity to contribute toward this fantastic regatta and all the fun it brings to St. Maarten. As advocates of Hospitality and Tourism, we view the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta as one of the premier events to showcase our island and our hospitality. Year over year, the Heineken Regatta puts St. Maarten in the spotlight by bringing sailors and revelers from around the globe to partake, ” said SHTA.

This year’s regatta drew record breaking crowds to the shores of St. Maarten. Sailing enthusiasts and partygoers alike had no shortage of “Serious Fun.” All competitors enjoyed spectacular conditions on the leeward coast of St. Maarten. With no discard, every sailing class was hanging in the balance and Super Sunday produced some of the closest races in the long history of the regatta.

Congratulations to all the Class Winners in the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners and the creation of a fair marketplace.

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