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!

Eagle Tour Activities St. Maarten

March 4, 2024

Visit St. Maarten / St. Martin Activity of The Week: Eagle Tours

Out of the many things to do on St. Maarten / St. Martin, this week we highlight Eagle Tours.   Explore the island with fast, comfortable, sailing catamarans Quality Time, Too Rhum Punch, Seaduction, Tropical Time, and our upmarket luxury power cat,

St Maarten Heineken Regatta

March 3, 2024

Day 4: Serious Fun on Deck at the 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

March 4, 2024 – Simpson Bay – The grand finale of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was easily one of the best ones yet, with picture-perfect race conditions for every fleet. Race Committee was committed to providing a great variety

St Maarten Heineken Regatta 2024

March 2, 2024

Day 3: Full Sail and Full Send at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

March 2, 2024 – Simpson Bay – The third day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was the breeziest day yet, with force 6 winds experienced through most of the day. But as the teams began running sequence, not a

Heineken Regatta 2024

March 2, 2024

Day 2: St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Gets Big Ups Around the Island

March 1, 2024 – Simpson Bay – Day two of the 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta took most of the fleet on a full circumnavigation of St. Maarten/St. Martin on the iconic Around the Island Race! The most tactful teams

Heineken Regatta 2024

March 1, 2024

Day 1: The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is Warming Up!

February 29, 2024 – Simpson Bay – The 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta started off with a bang with full sails up and full energy turned ON! Over 110 boats took to the startlines – split between two committee boats

The Simpson Bay Bridge letting boats go through to the Simpson Bay Lagoon

February 29, 2024

Additional Bridge Openings for 44th Edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) would like to advise motorists in connection with the 44th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta activities that begun on February 29 to March 3, in addition to the

Heineken Regatta Schedule 2024

February 29, 2024

Heineken Regatta Program 2024

The 44th edition of the Heineken Regatta has started today. From now on it is 4 days of world class racing and “Serious Fun!”.   The races will start between 9:30-10:25 a.m. every day and they can be followed at

preparations for the Heineken regatta in St Maarten

February 29, 2024

Over 110 Boats Registered and Officially St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Ready

February 28, 2024 – Simpson Bay – Over 110 boats have registered for the 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from over 20 countries around the world – as far as South Africa and Australia! Teams gathered at the St. Maarten

Sailing boats

February 29, 2024

Ready, Set, Sail

  Where world-class regattas meet inclusive programs, St. Maarten/St. Martin is every sailor’s dream destination.   By Dolein van de Loo       Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, the beautiful island of St. Maarten/St. Martin has long

Sailing boat warming up for the Heineken regatta

February 26, 2024

Thirteen teams participated in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Warm Up

On Sunday, March 25th, thirteen teams split into two fleets to race in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Warm Up. In the first fleet, the Diam Fleet, nine teams battled it out, with five teams from Texas and four local