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Join our team for the 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is looking for volunteers to assist with the preparations and execution of this special 40th edition taking place Thursday March 5, 2020 – Sunday March 8, 2020. Every year more than 150 volunteers assist in putting together this world-renowned event.

“The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta would not be the success it is without the help of volunteers. Some volunteers have been involved since the early years and keep coming back so they can meet up with friends and be involved in the Regatta. Others book their vacation to St. Maarten specifically during the Regatta so they can be part of the event. And there is also a large number of people, mainly Cruisers, that are only here for the season and still volunteer their time. One of the motivations is the social aspect, the volunteers love to meet new people and the Regatta Village at the Princess Port de Plaisance Resort, Casino & Marina offers a great platform to bring everything and everyone together. Volunteers often walk away having made new friends.” Says Jane Pipes-Parisi, volunteer coordinator.

Enthusiastic and motivated volunteers are needed for setting up and breaking down the Regatta Village, merchandise sales at the Regatta Village and at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, helping out with handing out drinks and food to the volunteers (volunteer care) and driving a water taxi (dinghy license is necessary) more specific jobs include survey takers, hobby photographers and being part of the green team (clean-up crew). Especially during this special 40th edition!

As lasts year's volunteer Yanina Leonettie states: ‘It was an amazing experience to be part of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. I Met people from around the world and got to be part of the team that made it all possible. I will join every year if I have the chance. To be part of a such a great event and share this experience is a privilege to me!’'

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is unique in offering a water taxi service to its competitors, sponsored by Sol Petroleum. This accommodates competitors that are anchored out in the Bay or in the Lagoon to get from their sail boat to the onshore venues and back.

‘I think I’ve been volunteering for roughly 15 years; it might even be a little longer. Volunteering has been a great way to meet people on the island, the diverse knowledge base is incredible, sailors from all over the world, ex marines, retired doctors, notably a retired skydiver that’s been returning for years. I always look forward to seeing them again every year, and every year brings new people into the Regatta, I can honestly say there is never a dull moment. It was great to work with such a vast group of people from all over the world with one common goal - serious fun” states Watertaxi coordinator Travis Shipman.

Do you want to have the experience of your life? Join this special 40th edition St. Maarten Heineken Regatta! Become a part of the Regatta Family and this unique event and sign up as a volunteer now!

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 40 years strong and it just keeps getting better. Four days of world-class racing with some of the world’s most seasoned sailors, from more than 35 countries, sailing Maxis, Monohulls and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered Bareboats and live-aboard families cruising the Caribbean. Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing just off the coast of St. Maarten. And with Heineken as title sponsor, the racing days blend seamlessly into four nights of exceptional parties. This event is your bucket list must-do! Come and enjoy life in the Caribbean, come for some Serious Fun from Thursday March 5, 2020 – Sunday March 8, 2020!

For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party- and band information, and much, much more, visit

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Office The Sint Maarten Yacht Club Welfare Road 90, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten T: +1 721 544 2079

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