Re: Getting to St Maarten- New York

eric freedman

Hi Armo,

I fly into St Thomas June 1. I do not know what tickets mt crew has purchased so I might have to wait a few days in St Thomas for them.

We will then fly via private charter to SXM.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Do you work on island?

Fair Winds




From: [] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Getting to St Maarten- New York


Hi Eric,

I live on St. Maarten and at present the way they want to “see” things happening for people that want to evacuate their boat from St. Maarten is that they will allow people to fly in from abroad as of June 1st, when landend you are supposed to go to your boat and leave within 24 hrs. 
Clearly this idea is conceived by persons clueless about the reality of preparing a boat for large crossings. So I expect a lot of people will protest agains this “arrangement”.

This Island is governed by people that regrettably don’t have the skill-set required for such a task. The effect is that rulings change at a pace hard to keep up with. The ‘randomness” of the rulings is often frustrating as well.


Arno Luijten
SV Luna

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