Thursday, March 05, 2009

Heineken Regatta 2009 Stuff: Special BRIDGE TIMES etc St. Maarten

This and that about the Heineken Regatta 2009...
  • There are special Dutch-side St Maarten bridge openings during the Heineken Regatta (March 5-8, 2009):
Here are the opening times:
  • 7:30 am - Special Heineken opening
  • 9:00 am - Outbound
  • 9:30 am - Inbound
  • 11:00 am - Outbound
  • 11:30 am - Inbound
  • 3:00 pm - Special Heineken opening
  • 3:45 pm - Special Heineken opening
  • 4:30 pm - Outbound
  • 5:30 pm - Inbound
    • Lots of boats out in Simpson Bay. A bit too close for my comfort. Please don't pee off your boat in my direction when you are 15 feet in front of me. That's just not polite when we are having cocktails on the foredeck.

    • Due to expected high winds and swell, the Saturday course has been altered and will not be ending in Marigot, yet the party Saturday evening will take place as scheduled on the Marigot Waterfront. There will be special water taxi services available to take people there, and of course you can dinghy over there.
    • Kudos to the practicing Bareboat Racers (Team Extreme SxPack) who rescued passengers from a downed helicopter just off Cupecoy on Wednesday. READ THE STORY HERE.
    Photos by Paradise Connections ©2009 - Please do not use without permission.