St. Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation raises 1660 dollars for Sea Rescue
The St. Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation (SMYCRF) has raised 1660 dollars for the St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation (SSRF) during the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The SSRF offers assistance to sailors and mariners in need of help. With two vessels and a well-trained group of volunteers, they ensure safety on the waters of St. Maarten. They are also responsible for the inspections of private vessels on St. Maarten. Before a vessel can be registered, it needs to be inspected by the SSRF. The nonprofit organization is fully ran by volunteers and solely relies on donations.
The SMYCRF is very keen to support this initiative. Michelle van der Werff, Regatta Assistant, says: 'Without the support of organizations like the St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation, we wouldn't be able to make the event happen. With 200 boats on the water, racing against each other, maintaining safety is key. Presence on the water of organizations like Sea Rescue, the Coast Guards, the French SNSM and the Dutch Marines, ensure that participants feel safe and can enjoy a good time on the water. We are looking forward to continue this cooperation for many years.'
Regatta Assistant Michelle van der Werff with Sea Rescue members Frans
van Nieuwenhoven and Serge Bakker.
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
For 35 years, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing-and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment-in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world's best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.
For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit www.heinekenregatta.com.