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Heineken Regatta

282--St. Maarten: Rum Laced Island Parties
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 20 2005 - 04:38 PST
Cherie, Jean and Diane during sunset in St. Maarten. *Photo by Hilda

Cherie, Jean and Diane during sunset in St. Maarten. *Photo by Hilda

cherie writes: Here are the party pics!
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281--St. Maarten: Heineken Regatta Parties 2005
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 10 2005 - 07:24 PST
Cookie Monsters Cherie and Jean find themselves all painted up, with no where to go but sailing.

Cookie Monsters Cherie and Jean find themselves all painted up, with no where to go but sailing.

cherie writes: The motto of the Heineken Regatta is "serious fun." In sailor-speak, that means there are more party days, than race days.

Here are some photos of our racing crew doing the limbo, singing on stage, getting tatoos...and picking up a few sailing trophies too.
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280--St. Maarten: The Heineken Regatta 2005
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 07 2005 - 12:15 PST
The BVI Yacht Charters crew ready to race in the 2005 Heineken Regatta. *Photo by Jean.

The BVI Yacht Charters crew ready to race in the 2005 Heineken Regatta. *Photo by Jean.

cherie writes: It happens once a year. Sailors from all over the world invade the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Between the 3 days of racing, they drink as much Heineken as possible. The island is full of drinkers with sailing problems.

This year the Newport Beach based crew sponsored by "HiHo-BVI Yacht Charters" took 2nd place, while our friends on "Justice" took home the first place trophy.

Here are some of the racing photos!
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196--St. Maarten: Heineken Regatta--Shave Your Head for Speed
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 15 2004 - 02:04 PST
Cloyce never felt anything so smooth.  Bald is beautiful.

Cloyce never felt anything so smooth. Bald is beautiful.

cherie writes: I was kidding when I suggested it. “Cloyce,” I said. “If you want your boat to go faster it the Heineken Regatta, why don’t you just shave your head? It will cut down on the wind resistance.”

“Okay.” Cloyce, the dedicated sailor remarked. “I’ll do anything to get that extra edge.”

It just so happens that we were at “Happy Hour” during this conversation which reminds me why you shouldn’t drink and then make crucial hair decisions. But hey—it was Cloyce’s hair, not mine.

“I’m balding anyway,” Cloyce said. “I might as well help Mother Nature along.”

There are no coincidences in life and we took it as a “sign” that the lady next to us just happened to be a cosmologist. And her hair cutting gear just happened to be a few steps away in her hotel room. She brought out the razors and cream and the ladies started taking it all off. In a matter of minutes, all of Cloyce’s hair was gone with the wind.
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195--St. Maarten--Heineken Regatta--Serious Parties
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 11 2004 - 08:46 PST
We had a ball at the 2004 Heineken Regatta!

We had a ball at the 2004 Heineken Regatta!

cherie writes: The Heineken Regatta’s motto is “serious fun.” So many sailors start their day with a glass of beer.

The important thing is not that you have beer for breakfast (commonly referred to as the breakfast of champions.) It’s important what your last drink is! Why? The Heineken Regatta doesn’t just give honors to the fastest finishers in each class. They also give the prestigious “Heineken Fun Prize”.

This “Fun Prize” award goes to the best “on shore performers.” The Regatta’s brochure lists these as the criteria for being considered for the “Heineken Fun Prize”:

• The whole crew should party every Regatta night (starting on Tuesday March 4th through Sunday March 7th) until the music stops. With party, we mean party.
• The crew should be recognizable as a team. Same shirt, hat or any other item making clear that you are in this together.
• The crew should drink Heineken and Heineken only.
• A minimum of 10 beers a person per day.
• At least one serious “seasickness” should be reported during the event.
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194--St. Maarten: Heineken Regatta Day 3
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 11 2004 - 06:34 PST
"BVI Yacht Charters 1" wins the Columbus Cup which is given to the winner of the Bareboat fleet--this year 118 boats.

"BVI Yacht Charters 1" wins the Columbus Cup which is given to the winner of the Bareboat fleet--this year 118 boats.

cherie writes: The Heineken Regatta is not just about multi-million dollar Maxis and their revolutionary canting keels and twin foil technology. It’s about amateur sailors accomplishing amazing things. The Heineken Regatta seemed like the perfect regatta for us to compete in, since our California team is a bunch of drinkers with a sailing problem.

If you add up the length of all the yachts racing in the Heineken Regatta you get 11,413 feet of boats. End to end, that’s over 2 miles of sailboats—half of which were bareboats.

To quench the thirst of the parched sailors, the Heineken depot in Philipsburg lugged in 96,000 green cans of Heineken beer. Heineken has made special preparations to recycle the cans, but the Regatta organizers had a better idea. Why not recycle the empty cans into an alloy boat and have it compete in next year’s Heineken Regatta? Sadly a calculator destroyed the idea. Even if the sailors consumed all 24,000 liters of beer, there would barely be enough metal to make a mast.
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193--St. Maarten: Heineken Regatta Day 2
@ CherieSpotting     Mar 10 2004 - 04:20 PST
Cherie celebrates "BVI Yacht Charters 1" win on Day 2 American Style--with "super-sized" bottles of Heineken!

Cherie celebrates "BVI Yacht Charters 1" win on Day 2 American Style--with "super-sized" bottles of Heineken!

cherie writes: Athletes often report of a phenomenon called a “moment.” A “moment” is a time when all of a crew’s training comes together and everything is simply perfect. We may only be gifted with a few moments like this in our lives, but surely Saturday’s race was a big “moment” for “BVI Yacht Charters 1.”

It was as if the crew heard the commands before they were shouted. Our tacks were so fluid it was if we were gliding across the water. Nothing could stop us. Not even mechanical failure. Even when we heard the snap of the jib halyard breaking, no one panicked. The crew rigged another halyard and re-hoisted the jib. We barely lost any time.

In the end, BYI YCI finished 1st and won the “Most Worthy Performance” award which is given to “the yacht that wins the most competitive class in the most convincing fashion.” Our corrected time was 2:31:41, 7 minutes 50 seconds faster than the number two finisher—Guadeloupe Sailing Team.
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