What makes Curaçao so special ?
- has the largest, most picturesque and natural harbour in the Caribbean;
- has a town center
that has been made a UNESCO's World Heritage site (since 1997);
- is multilingual, a safe Caribbean destination and politically
- has two beautiful 18-hole golf courses, best diving, beaches, caves, art and much more;
- has a good infrastructure,
good shopping and delicious dining;
- lies outside the main hurricane belt;
- has regular and reliable air access to the Caribbean and
the rest of the world;
- its harbour and World Heritage city offer a unique venue for naval events and
- last but not least: has very charming
people – our best asset.
Curaçao has also proven to be able to offer an international crowd just that much more which they had not experienced
elsewhere, not even in their own countries. Together with the plans others are developing on the docks at both sides of the
Anna Bay, we are virtually in a position where "the oceans are the limit". The six participating vessels of the Curaçao Sail Festival 2002 meant an increase of 200% as compared to our first
Festival in 1999, when we attracted three ships; these figures mean a small but a success nevertheless. Since then, we have
welcomed sailtraining ships nearly every year; some even more than once.
In following this line of thought, we offer the following attractive new initiatives:
q Curaçao – the harbour area including Waaigat, Spaanse Water
and Piscadera Bay - to interested yachts as their (temporary) home or return port using i.a. the planned
new facilities in and around the harbour.
Deep-water dockage for mega-yachts
and other large vessels. We may be the only one in the region, capable to handle their special needs of deep side tie dockage,
fueling, watering, repairing and provisioning.
Host individual tall ships as their countries' "sailing ambassadors" and stage commercial
and other activities during these visits.
q Involve our local population to take advantage of our uniqueness and turn first
time tourists into recurring visitors.
Develop cooperation with
other tall ship organizations and host sustainable Editions of our "Tallships Curaçao" events every 4
this mandate the Curaçao Sail Foundation will be organizing its current and future events – so … stay
20 December 2011
On this day the vice president Germaine Hart and our Sail Team has been awarded the FIDALMAR diplomas
for their voluntary dedication to our Foundation. (Not all of the Team were present.)