Welcome to the Sound of the Tropics



It began in 1980 with a modest 12 entries and has steadily climbed to over 200 boats and in the last year has drawn web traffic from over 160 individual countries!

This event is a unique blend of International sailing, with boats from as far away as Russia and Brazil, and musical talent the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, the Marley Brothers, Maxi Priest and Wyclef Jean to name a few.  Nowhere else in the world will you find such an event, each day brings new finish locations, new and unique party atmospheres and bands from around the world.
The 2014 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta will kick off on March 6th with the pre event Gill Commodore’s Cup and will end on Kim Sha Beach Sunday March 9th.  Four days of world class racing and four nights of fun-filled Heineken parties will take place and offers something for everyone.  Participants and guests enjoy great food, ice cold beers and international music performers each night.  With the official slogan being “Serious Fun” it is no wonder people come from over 25 countries to attend this one of a kind regatta.
The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, which will celebrate its 34th edition, had over two hundred entries in 2013 and looks forward to hosting just as many participating boats from March 6 – 9, 2014.  It is known as one of the “must do” events in the Caribbean whether you attend for the sailing or the concerts, you won’t want to miss it.
Join us for the 34th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 6 – 9, 2014!


2014 Strictly Sail Miami Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party!

CO Cruiser’s Party Saturday – Bayside Marina The party is Sat Feb 15th 2014 over by the food court and bar. ITS STARTS WHEN THE SHOW CLOSES AT 6PM. There will be free Beer, Wine and Pizza as long as it lasts and then a cash bar will be available. The new Eric Stone band will be playing and we have lots of great prizes to give away.


Hello Loyal Local Listeners! “Tradewinds Radio – Local Live Streaming” is Now Launched For your pleasure!

Covering the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico:                                      Launch Tradewinds 92.3 FM Here!TWR on TuneIn-Radio!

Covering The Turks and Caicos:                                                      Launch Tradewinds 104.5 FM Here!

Covering Anguilla, St. Martin, Sint Maarten, and St. Barths:                                        Launch Tradewinds 105.1 FM Here!

Your Local FM Tradewinds Stations are also currently being added to the TuneIn Radio Network as well and you’ll be the First to know! Stay tuned Here for More Local Stations and Updates!

“Tradewinds Radio – Live Streaming” is Now Launched on TuneIn Radio!  Click the Icon to launch your high quality personal party stream!

‘A Changes In Latitude’ Attitude  for our Loyal Listeners
Livin’ the dream, or just dreaming about it, Tradewinds’ stirs visions of warm white sands and tropical seas. Tradewinds’ is a happy mix of Pop, classic country, classic rock, and easy listening tunes are blended with a bit of classic reggae and calypso into a tropical delight – Music you can sing along to, and just enough news, weather, and features to keep informed. Tradewinds says enjoy ‘Tranquility Wrapped in Blue and Take the vacation home with you! Click on ‘Listen Live’ to hear it now!  Click Here to join the Tradewinds Club for lots of great steals and deals.

“Tradewinds Radio – The Sound Of The Tropics” is programming for a rapidly growing network of FM radio and online broadcasters serving the rapidly growing affluent 35-65+ expatriate and visitor populations in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America.

From the Florida Keys to the Tobago Cays, hear Tradewinds Radio on local broadcast affiliates, as well as marinas, hotels, and online at www.tradewindsradio.com.




25 thoughts on “Welcome to the Sound of the Tropics

  1. Thanks, and thanks too for playing Michael Franti and Spearhead the other morning; what a great way to start the morning drive to the office off right! We love your blend of reggae, steel pan, country and western and pop music; something for everyone. Been here 34 years and you guys are the best in all that time. Hope you are around for the long haul.

    • Hello! I believe that is by Eric Stone. He’s a Florida and Cruiser favorite! Here is a quick link to it. Also, you can find a most of his music on his site HERE
      Stay warm and See you soon!

  2. I just came back from our second trip to St. Martin and sooooo happy to find this station on the computer. Like others keep mentioning, BEST station of all time. I love the mix and the tunes that are playing are by far much better then all the stations in the US that just play the same thing over and over. So happy I can stream this to keep listening! Don’t change a thing, just keep playing all the amazing tunes!!!

  3. I always used my iPhone as an mp3 player through the auxiliary port in my pick up, due to the fact that radio stations always play mixed garbage. First time I heard this station, i was hooked. All my radios are stuck on this station, which plays all genres with the best songs ever written. I have to admit that this is the best radio station I’ve ever listened to, in my life that is.

  4. Sounded female…was a nice soft reggae beat, but unfortunately I’ve never heard the song title or name of the artist when it’s been on. Do you have a full daily playlist posted somewhere? Sorry for the trouble, I’d just love to find that song. Thanks!

  5. Great radio station!! What’s the song I’ve heard recently .. something like.. ‘I’ll take a stand’…it’s played a lot, and would like to find the name of this song, along with artist. Keep the great tunes playing!

    • Hello! Glad you enjoy the tunes! We searched a bit.. but no luck.. Do you recall if it was a male or female voice? Country, Reggie or modern tune? Hum a few bars at the PC screen maybe ;}

  6. You have to Love the Tropics in the Summer… You know by that 3-4pm daily shower that Happy Hour is close! Who needs a Pesky Watch ;}

  7. Awesome music!… We first heard Tradewinds on 104.5 in St. Martin; then again in the VI on 92.3, and now on 104.5 in the Turks & Caicos…. You’re all the music we need aboard. Thanks and Keep it up!

  8. Hey Trade Wind Radio, I feel compelled to give you a shout out for the playlist and great DJ last Saturday (July 20th). Some friend were sailing to Jost Van Dyke with the radio blasting your selections, sun, wind, great tunes…Kudos!! JP Melanson

  9. also there was another song played that same day (Thursday in turks and caicos islands) that I cant find and it was a parody to guantanamera called ‘ I needed one ton tomato’ can anyone find me these two songs to download ?

    • Hello! Patricia ;} I believe the song you are asking about is called “Two Ton Tomatoes” by The Barefoot Man from the album Rum and Coconut Water. It seems like a good combo for the afternoon; being barefoot, eating tomatoes and drinking rum and coconut water! Happy Hunting!

  10. whats the song I heard recently on the radio when I was out fishing where this guy sings about hes puking again over the side of the boat ???

    • Hmmmmm, We’ll have to do some investigating to figure this one out… I’ll need a boat, booze and a break! Back to you ASAP after the Research!

  11. Off to the Beach today with Tradewinds jamming on the portable. Thanks for providing the entertainment for a hard days work with the sand and surf!

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