Sailing is all about perfect timing. Hence, the St. Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation’s three-year sponsorship by Oris Swiss Watches is a champion fit ...

With the success of the inaugural event established, there’s only one direction for the Caribbean Multihull Challenge to head in the future: Straight up. ...

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta have announced that the 39th edition will be held at the Princess Port de Plaisance Resort, Casino and the Yacht Club. In addition to its central, secure and convenient location, the Yacht Club Port de ...

Thanks to agreements reached between organizers of next year’s Caribbean Multihull Challenge, competitors will not have to pay fees for measuring and weighing, a bonus that will add extra appeal among the multihull fraternity for the much-anticipated event.  The development ...

There’s a saying, ‘hindsight is 20/20’. While it’s too soon to predict the severity of the 2018 hurricane season, which started June 1st, All At Sea did ask well-known Caribbean marine community members on the hardest hit islands last year ...

A large gathering of members, supporters and sailors came together for the official Dock Opening & Fundraising Event at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club in late April. After months of rebuilding, the Club invited the community of St. Maarten to ...

The annual Open Caribbean Laser Championship will take place in St. Martin’s Baie Orientale (Orient Bay), over the weekend of June 23 – 25. Backed by longtime sponsor Island Water World, organizers say they are expecting representatives from many Caribbean ...

Island Global Yachting’s 5-Gold Anchor marina, Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten, has received the 2017 Superyacht Marina of the Year award. The company – which also received the prestigious accolade in 2016 for Yacht Haven Grande – ...

The second edition of the SIMSAF National Lagoon Championships was sailed in light conditions in October. Twelve teams competed in seven boats on a rotation schedule. Light shifty winds challenged the participants and led to some intriguing battles on the ...

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. ...

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 ...

  Offshore Racing Congress presentation at St. Maarten Yacht Club Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) Chairman of the Rating Officers Committee, Zoran Grubisa, and Chairman of Promotion and Development Committee, Dobbs Davis, visited St. Martin in May to hold a training workshop for Caribbean ...

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 ...

An utterly dominating performance by St. Barths’ Benoit Meesmaecker at the 25th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships in St. Martin on June 14-15 handed the French sailor his second Laser Champion title here since 2012. Benoit won the six-boat ...

Island Water World to co-sponsor Open Caribbean Laser Championships The Open Caribbean Heineken Light Laser Championships (June 13-15), has a new format and co-sponsor.  With Island Water World back on board after a break of many years, organizer Frits Bus says ...

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of ...

With months of preparation and many postponed departures the young St. Maarteners who are attempting to sail around the world have set sail. In February 2013 Kippy Gilders, Alex Nebe, Maria Merckens, Laura Bijnsdorp and I came up with the ...

Maritime Experience Day on The Eye of the Wind Several youngsters from St Maarten-St.Martin had the opportunity to go on board The Eye of the Wind in January to experience a day on a Tall Ship and take an active ...

Not many Caribbean junior sailors can say that the competitive spirit behind their successful sailing career was born on snow-covered mountains. Yet this was the case for 16-year-old Rhône Findlay. Rhône’s Olympic racer and ski instructor father, Ruargh, taught him ...

After six consecutive years of placing second, Frits Bus clinched the win at the 2012 Marlow One Design Regatta. Hosted by the St. Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC), St. Maarten teams took all three top positions. For two days, sixteen teams ...