The Regatta


It began in 2008 when the Curacao Sailing Foundation and Heineken, have taken the initiative to organize the Heineken Regatta Curacao. Within five years the organization managed to increase the number of participants to 350 in all categories, with 125 boats and 40 yachts.

National and international sailors coming from the Netherlands, United States, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, United Kingdom, St Maarten and even Australia will deliver a blend of international sailing!

An excellent level of yacht maintenance, good nautical know how and the fact that Curacao is nicely situated below the hurricane belt, have led to an increase in all yachting activities on the island.
More and more yachts are choosing Curacao as their safe haven and let the maintenance of their ships in the capable hands of mostly Dutch yacht workers.

All events and races are in and around the unique harbor and bay of the historical city of Willemstad, the ‘Annabaai’.  All boats are actually sailing and racing in the historic center of Willemstad and in the open sea in front of Willemstad.

The slogan of the Heineken Regatta Curacao ‘Real different’ has derived from:

  • The huge variety of watersport activities, from competitive sailing races to fishing competitions, a lighting boat parade at night and a cuisine and heritage event at Brion Plein.
  • The unique and spectacular starts and finishes in the Annabaai, right in the heart of Willemstad, the historic center of Curacao and on the UNESCO world heritage list.
  • The small sailing fleet and windsurfing is stationed at Marichi, a beautiful place to watch the races.

After a day of sailing it is time to party!

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