St. Maarten / St. Martin

50 Years of Island Water World

Island Water World's Headquarters in St Maarten

On March 2nd, 2017 Island Water World celebrates its 50th year in business serving the marine community of the Caribbean. Initially established by Harry Draper, the business was first located in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, quite close to the Courthouse. The …

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Island Water World Honor Clifton Wilson

 As Island Waster World prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in March it will also be honoring Mr. Clifton Wilson who will have spent nearly 45 years working for the company. Affectionately known as ‘Cliffy’, Mr. Wilson joined Island Water World in 1972 when the …

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Heineken Light Laser Championships

Heineken Light Laser Championships

Benoit Meesmaecker may well have earned copyright on the Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships after winning it so many times. If not, he has certainly made it his own, and his presence every year comes with that air of …

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Caribbean News: ‘Friendly Sailor’ Wins Lagoonies’ Regatta

Lagoonies Regatta

‘Friendly Sailor’ team win second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta Saint Maarten – The second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta was hailed a huge success. The one day, one-design event was notable for its very close sailing, challenging conditions, outstanding regatta lunch and passionate expressions …

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Hot Racing, Cold Beer

St Maarten Heineken Regatta: El Ocaso, overall winner of CSA 3 and the regatta’s prestigious ‘Most Worthy Performance’ award. Photo: OceanMedia

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record affair. Eighty four yachts competed in the Gill Commodores Cup, the largest entry in its history and 193 boats participated in the three day Heineken Regatta. This year organisers …

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The Naming of Purple Heart

The Naming of the Purple Heart: The 26ft Dudley Dix raceboat Purple Heart built by students from Milton Peters College. Photo by the Editor

A rainbow hung over the Simpson Bay Lagoon as the naming ceremony for the Didy 26 race boat, built by high school students from Milton Peters College, got underway at the St. Maarten Shipyard in late February. With just days to …

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We Built a Race Boat!

We built a race boat!

Students at Milton Peters College (MPC) in Sint Maarten have built a boat which they will race in the Heineken Regatta. The boat, a Didi 26 designed by Dudley Dix, was constructed in the school’s carpentry department by an enthusiastic …

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Row Row Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: All At Sea Editorial by Gary E. Brown, February 2016

As the editor of All At Sea, I am lucky enough to live on the Caribbean island of St. Martin/St. Maarten, one of the world’s great nautical crossroads. Arguably, Dutch St. Maarten led the marine industry forward taking the initiative …

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