Support the SMYC Sailing School

21% Donated Goal: $10,000.00

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is on a mission! Let’s make sailing available for more students.

Help us raise $10.000 to grant 12 children and 1 group of ‘Sailability’ students a year of free sailing adventures and life-changing experiences!

More information about both programs can be found on

Contribute and write your name on the Optimist sail, hanging in the Sint Maarten Yacht Club and take a #sailfie! Tag @sintmaarten_yachtclub on Instagram and we will share your post!


Minimum donation: $10.00



About the Primary School Program:
Since 2018, the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Sailing School is able to provide free sailing classes for primary schools on Sint Maarten, during school hours. As part of the primary school program, the SMYC offers the Swim 2 Sail Program.
This is a program especially for the kids that are not able to swim yet or don’t feel comfortable being around the water. We work together with a swimming teacher, to get the kids up to a level where it is safe to take them sailing.
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About the Sailabilit Program:
One of the goals of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club is to make sailing available for a broader audience. In the Sailing world Sailability programs are often seen. Even when you have a physical or mental disability, sports are still so important, as daytime activity but also to build self-confidence and focus, each student on their own level and based on individual capabilities.

The SMYC is collaborating with the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, 4 selected students, challenged with a mental or physical disability from their day-activity program will join these special sailing classes twice a week, starting in August 2023.

The SMYC is excited to establish and grow this program, to give more people the opportunity to sail and develop new skills.
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