St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Race | St. Maarten | March 3-8, 2020 | Skipper: CSM | Boat: Challenger

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta may be famous for its parties, but the sailing is just as good. Round the island courses, windward-leewards, triangles with big reaching legs, there is something for everyone and what is also fantastic for us is we get a chance to really open up the throttles on these big 60ft race boats thanks to our roller-furling headsails and easily managed kites. In fact, we’d say the sailing is some of the best in the world. It’s just the parties sponsored by Heineken that are the problem! Every night there is another beach, bar, tent or open-air stage with another band playing and another village of beer tents somewhere with people dancing all night long- Lots to take in as you can imagine.

With our round the world professional crew Spartan Ocean Racing is the safe, fun way to sail big, fast boats in a pair of legendary regattas with a world-famous party reputation, all without having to go cold-turkey yourself to run your own boat & crew.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019, he has sailed approximately 315,000 Nm (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’ Read more…

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