The Sint Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) was established in 1980 with the goal to promote sailing in and around the island of St Maarten. It organizes multiple sailing events throughout the year, with the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta as its crown jewel.
The club’s youth sailing program stimulates local youngsters to become part of the sailing community, teaching them life skills such as team work, perseverance and confidence.
Through its active event calendar the Club and its members are engaged in many community involvement activities. The club is proud of its well-established relations with the Nature Foundation, K1 Britannia and the White & Yellow Cross Foundation, who jointly organize events to raise awareness and funds for these foundations.
Always looking to further develop sailing on St Maarten, the Club is actively promoting the sport, as well as the beautiful destination in which it is located.
WHY JOIN THE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM?
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s main goal is to promote sailing on the island of St Maarten, in which the Sailing School plays a major role. Its Youth Sailing Program currently trains approximately 40 students with the intention to grow to 70 students, which was the situation prior to Hurricane Irma.
Many members have joined the Club to support the Youth Sailing Program and funds are raised through membership fees, events and fundraisers organized by members. To strengthen the Program, sponsors contribute in a number of ways which allows the SMYC to further develop and expand the Program on the island.
The reach of the SMYC is extensive and includes a broad target market, including locals, expats, regular visitors from North America & Europe, parents, sailors, local, regional and international media and of course this is not limited to members only. The SMYC connects sponsors to its audience and offers many exposure opportunities and activations that benefit your business and brands.
Most importantly, by supporting our Club and Youth Sailing Program, you will allow us to introduce more local youngsters to sailing, offering them a fun and active way to develop themselves and broaden their horizon.
General exposure for all sponsors:
Plaque on our Wall of Fame
Press release at introduction
Mention in newsletter
Mention + Logo on sponsor page website
Mentions on Social media channels
Invitations to member only events
Invitations to Annual Appreciation Day
Exposure at SMYC Booth at the St Maarten Heineken Regatta Village