PHILIPSBURG–The organisers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announced on Monday, that the 39th edition will be held at Princess Port de Plaisance Resort, Casino and The Yacht Club in 2019. In addition to its central, secure and convenient location, The Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance will be offering 35 slips of free dockage in its South Basin for regatta race competitors.
“We are happy to announce that this year, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will take place on the same venue as the 2018 edition. The ‘Heineken Regatta Village’ will be centralised in one spot, at the Port de Plaisance Resort.
“The village will contain all the essentials of a great regatta venue: docking, registration, regatta offices, food stands, retail shops, craft vendors, live music, beer tents, entertainment, daily prize-giving, and, of course, world-class concerts, and ice-cold Heineken,” according to Yacht Club General Manager Michele Korteweg. “The Regatta Village will encourage camaraderie by bringing everyone together in one place.”
Both Princess Port de Plaisance Resort and Casino and The Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance are pleased with the renewed partnership for the 2019 event. “We are happy to be part of this island-changing event and feel lucky to welcome everyone to the most exciting warm-water regatta in the world,” stated General Manager Jeff Boyd on Monday.
The Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance is offering free dockage during the week of the regatta in the South Basin for competing boats. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta office will assign these free spaces on a first-come basis to fully-paid entries.
In addition, the marina will have available 60 slips in the North Basin for entrants, offering a full-service, professionally run marina with slips for yachts of all sizes. To book a free slip, contact the regatta office at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +1-721-544-0744. For competitors staying in other marinas or at anchor, the Sol water taxi and shuttle services will run regularly to key locations, including the St. Maarten Yacht Club, during the regatta.
For more information about the event, the races, marinas, accommodation etc., visit the Regatta website heinekenregatta.com.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/80952-heineken-keeps-regatta-village-venue-for-2019