Heineken Regratta 2019 / Friends boaters: respect the safety measures at sea!

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Saint-Martin is preparing to experience, in its maritime waters, the 39th edition of the now famous “Heineken Regatta” from February 28 to March 03, 2019.

The Heineken Regatta is a large-scale competition that takes place in the maritime waters of the French and Dutch parts of the island of Saint Martin. Concerning the French part, a declaration of nautical event has been recorded by the Territorial Unit of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélémy of the Direction de la Mer de Guadeloupe: this visa, available in the Prefecture, presents in particular the routes planned during the different days competition.

Alongside the means specific to the organization of this regatta, maritime safety and the safeguarding of life at sea will be ensured by the State through the deployment of human and nautical resources: prefecture, direction of the sea, nautical brigade of the gendarmerie, SNSM, management association of the National Nature Reserve.

On this occasion, the Prefecture of Saint Barthélémy et de Saint Martin wishes to inform the population about the management of this event and to remind you on this occasion of some safety instructions:

- Spectators of this regatta are requested to respect a sufficient distance from competing vessels or from the race committee's vessels;

- It is forbidden for any nautical means (ship, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet skis or any other type of boat) to use the maritime routes taken by the participants of this regatta at the time of their passage;

- any violation found will be subject to the penalties provided for in particular by the transport code and the sports code.

Good luck to all the participants and good show to all the others!

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