St. Eustatius (Statia)

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Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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Chartering in the Leeward Islands

Photos by Tom Wuckovich

Sailing vacations have been an integral part of my life for more than 30 years. I have been fortunate to share this experience with friends and family on almost every occasion. Most developed the same passion for charters as I …

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Swashbuckling Sint Eustatius

Statia is an island steeped in history. It's not difficult to picture Gallow's Bay brimming with square-riggers and schooners (over 3,500 ships called in one year in the 1700s) and the waterfront alive with activity.

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Get Ready for Golden Rock Regatta 2010 in November

Since 2005 St. Eustatius, historically know as ‘The Golden Rock', is the destination of an international Yacht Race, with among them teams from the US and the Netherlands. The ‘Golden Rock Regatta' takes place from November

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Visiting Saint Eustatius

There are not many places like Statia left in the Caribbean. Untouched by international flights, it still moves to the slower rhythm of 20-seater island hoppers, weekly cargo boats, and a little over 500 visiting yachts a season.

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The Golden Rock Regatta – November 12-16 2007

Next month, the third Golden Rock Regatta will depart Great Bay, St. Maarten heading for St. Barths. Again we expect to double the previous years numbers and we are pleased to report an increased interest from sailors on St. Maarten …

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Statia’s Golden Rock Regatta

A Golden Sun shone on a Golden Rock. About 90 sailors from Holland, the US and St. Maarten joined the Statia Day festivities with a number of activities attended by Queen Beatrix, who left the island shortly after the arrival …

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2nd Golden Rock Regatta

The Golden Rock Regatta is back. After its successful debut in 2005, the race between St Maarten, Statia, St Kitts and St Barths will return on November 10 th with an extended program. Organised by the Flevomare Yacht Club in …

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A Day in Port: St. Eustatius

It’s one of those insider’s favorites — the intimate Dutch island of St. Eustatius, widely known by its nickname, Statia. You may have blinked and missed it — it’s just two miles wide and five miles long and located about …

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How Statia helped win American Independence

Nowadays, St Eustatius, or ‘Statia’ sells itself as an island where you can get away from the modern world. It’s tranquil, natural, undeveloped and authentic. In fact, it’s almost impossible to imagine that this tiny island within the Netherlands Antilles …

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Golden Rock Regatta

Plans are already advanced for a new regatta in November that will not only revive the much-missed overnight race from St Maarten to St Kitts, but also commemorate the 18th century sailing heyday of St Eustatius. The Golden Rock Regatta …

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