St. Maarten / St. Martin Sailing Blog

St. Maarten has one of the most active sailing communities of the Caribbean. Sailing charters or tours can be booked here year round, but many sail in with their own ship. Around the Simpson Bay Lagoon, one finds a variety of marinas, services and restaurants with dinghy harbors for hungry and thirsty sailors. Most famous are St. Maarten sailing events like the annual Heineken Regatta and the Caribbean Multihull Challenge. Let us keep you in the loop with this blog!


May 13, 2024


See behind the scenes footage for the Emmy nominated hit series “Below Deck” providing a glimpse into the world of mega yachts, of course had to visit St. Maarten as mega yacht and island hopping hub.     Filmed by a

Mambo AT Aqua Mania Adventures

April 29, 2024


St. Maarten / St. Martin has so many activities to choose from, today we highlight the Catamaran Day Sail Around St. Maarten with Aqua Mania!   Looking for a fun way to discover the island?   Experience paradise aboard Mambo

Icon of the seas will be making its inaugural St. Maarten

April 25, 2024

Boat Spotting: Eleven Iconic Ships to look out for when on St. Maarten/ ST. Martin

You knew St. Maarten was a great plane spotting  paradise – but did you know St. Maarten is a key yachting hub of the Caribbean too? When getting around on St. Maarten keep an eye out for this series of special

April 18, 2024

How many days should I spend on St. Maarten?

How many days should I spend on St. Maarten?   Many people ask for advice how long to stay on St. Maarten / St. Martin for. St. Maarten / St. Martin might be compact with only 37 square miles, its

Sea Cloud 2 ship

April 16, 2024

St Maarten Homeporting Sea Cloud Culinary Cruise

Sea Cloud Cruises is bringing the San Juan Guest Chef Series to Sea Cloud Spirit’s January 2025 voyages to Puerto Rico. This series, curated by Kathleen Squires and Ronnie Rodriguez of Chef’s Dinner Table in New York, offers guests the

Day 1 of the Hope Ross Series sailed in beautiful conditions.

April 16, 2024

Setting Sail: Day 1 of the Hope Ross Series sailed in beautiful conditions.

Fifteen participants raced on the first day of the Hope Ross Series last Saturday, April 13. The Hope Ross Series is part of the Grant Thornton Dinghy Season Championship and is hosted and organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.

Friars Bay Race organized by SMYC

April 16, 2024

SMYC and Club de Voile de Friars Bay Host Successful Third Friars Bay Race

Last weekend witnessed the spectacle of the third Friars Bay Race, organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club together with Saint Martin voile Pour Tous. This two-day regatta, held on April 6 and 7, showcased competition between six Diam 24s.

April 2, 2024

Victor Mooney, an Atlantic rower is publishing his memoir

  Victor Mooney, an Atlantic rower, is publishing his memoir to commemorate his 10th anniversary transatlantic journey. He faced challenges like losing weight, a shark attack, and being hijacked by pirates. Despite these, he persevered, promoting HIV testing in memory

Sea Cloud 2 ship

March 26, 2024

SEATRADECRUISE: George Washington expert to host Sea Cloud II Barbados cruise

photo by:   Recounting The Journey   A Sea Cloud II in partnership with George Washington’ Mount Vernon hones in on Washington’s only international travel will be embarking on a trip to the Lesser Antilles and Barbados.    

Sint Maarten Yacht Club Kids

March 21, 2024

Young Sailors Shine at St. Maarten Regatta’s Next Generation Race

Twelve teams from the SMYC Sailing School showcased their skills at the St. Maarten Regatta’s Next Generation Race, held over the weekend of March 1 and 2 as part of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The event brought together 24