June 3, 2015 Sint Maarten/Saint Martin
Latitude 18º 04′ 194” N. Longitude 63º 05′ 267” W.
On June 3, 2015 we set sail to Sint. Maarten/Saint Martin, only a mere 12 miles away. It was a perfect downwind sail day from St. Bart’s to shoot our spinnaker which is always exhilarating! We are still quite novists with shooting our spinnaker but todays deployment was just flawless and we were able to sail almost the entire way to Sint Maarten.
The island of Sint Maarten/Martin is called the island of smiles. Both the French and Dutch have lived side by side for 100’s of years without borders patrol or customs between them. Saint Martin, the French side has a more genteel ambience and a continental flair whereas Sint Maarten, the Dutch side is all about casino’s, hotel’s and the nightlife.