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.

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

The Golden Rock Regatta on Statia added one more big sponsor, Budget Marine, to the already successful regatta list.

Writer-photographer Joe Russell arrived on St. Maarten to announce that U.S. based WoodenBoat Magazine has joined as a major sponsor of the Golden Rock Regatta

Get ready for the 5th Anniversary of the Statia Golden Rock Regatta. Truly a must do event on the Caribbean Sailing Calendar

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.

The blue Statian bead looks like many others, perhaps one of the reasons behind the myth that the Dutch bought Manhattan with 30 Statian blue beads