Heineken Regatta – St Maarten News

Heineken Regatta newsby the Daily herald

SIMPSON BAY-–The 32nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta featured 202 boats divided into 16 classes. Bareboats made up six classes and represented 72 teams.

The Overall winner was Marieke Poulie on a Sun Odyssey 44i with team Something Hot. Second place went to Chillin’ The Most, a Dufour 425, and third was Team Kincsem, a Beneteau 50F.

Bareboat 1

Bareboat 1 represented the largest charter vessels. Class was won by Frederick Walters of Team Kincsem with two first places and a third place finish in class. The group consisted of 13 Beneteau 50Fs. Second place went to a Dimensys and third was Pain Killer.

Bareboat 2

Bareboat 2 consisted of nine Beneteau Cyclades 50s. Martijn Baartmans on Harten Heer won Bareboat 2. Att-en-sion was second and third went to Gruppo Sportivo.

Bareboat 3

Something Hot dominated Bareboat 3, a class of 15 Sun Odyssey 44i. Second was ZBGB Racing and third place went to Be As You Are.

Bareboat 4

Ten Beneteau Cyclades 43 formed Bareboat class 4. Arnie Feyling’s Sangria won Bareboat 4. The team was off to a slow start Friday recording a fourth place finish. However, the team came in first both Saturday and Sunday to take class. Oyster was second followed by Dilligaf.

Bareboat 5

The Dufour 425 Chillin’ The Most entered by Tom Goebel took top honours in the nine boat Bareboat 5 class. Sitting Duck a Jeanneau 53 was second and Duketown Sailing Team on a Harmony 52 was third.

Bareboat 6

Jeoffrey Scheffer’s entry, Team Argos, on a sun Odyssey 409 won Bareboat six. Fil Eau Vent II was second and Team Canada was third.

Lottery Class

The Regatta also featured a “Lottery Class” where by boat ratings and handicaps changed after every race. Jim Brooks’s Harmony, a Hunter 44, won class. Kate, a Mylne 12 meter, was second and Golden-Eye was third.

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