Flow joins Heineken Regatta 2023

March 3, 2023 12:10 pm

- Operator partners with sponsorship, communications support, and more -

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – March 2nd – Leading regional telecom operator Flow, offering broadband internet and mobile service in St. Maarten, will once again be one of the major sponsors of the 43rd annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The company with be partnering with the St. Maarten Yacht Club again to support the yearly event which brings many visitors to the island on a yearly basis.

The company will also be bringing special offers and fun and games to the public attending the Regatta parties, which will be held this weekend at various locations. "Our team has planned offers that deliver great value and also make switching to our Chippie prepaid service a no-brainer.' says Flow Statutory Director, Rauf Engels. 'If you have been thinking about making the switch and will be at the regatta over the weekend, our team will be there to assist, and we’ll also have some fun with great prizes and giveaways.’

The onshore and offshore race operations will also run on Flow Business services, with the large pool of race volunteers communicating on Chippie voice and data services. The connectivity is further complimented by a robust Wi-Fi solution to support race coordination, on-venue merchants, and complimentary internet access for the general public. ‘We have a long history of successful collaboration with Heineken and the Yacht Club and we are happy to resume our partnership to support the largest warm-water regatta in the world with its awesome parties and entertainment.‘ says Ivy Lambert, Marketing and Communications Executive of Flow. ‘The collaboration in all the preparations for this year has been great and we are happy to support something that brings a unique experience for visiting sailors and locals alike. The elevated level of competitive sailing and the ‘Serious Fun’ and entertainment afterward are what keeps the crews returning to the island, as well as their family or friends who tag along. This is great for our hospitality industry, the marine industry and by extension, our whole island.

We are also excited to sponsor the mangrove planting project of the Regatta, supported by the awesome teams at EPIC and St. Maarten Nature Foundation.' Lambert continues. ‘To sum it up; one regatta entry means one new mangrove will be planted. One hundred teams have registered for the regatta so far and 50 young mangroves have already been planted at Little Key, St. Maarten. We’re looking forward to continuing the second part of the project on Saturday