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Ho Ho Ho and the Rum will Flow at 2009 St. Croix International

Rum, great sailing, and more rum will characterize the February 21 -22 St. Croix International Regatta at the St. Croix Yacht Club in its 16th annual outing.  Sailors will go for the Cruzan Gold with the promise of even more rum than last year – the organizers have added a second skipper-weight in rum for the most competitive boat in the most competitive non-spinnaker class.

Besides the second rum prize, new this year is a one design class – Rhodes 19—and two round trip tickets on Seaborne Airlines’ seaplanes for the best visiting yacht.

The regatta is now a two-day event held annually on the weekend following the US President’s Day holiday in February.  Simultaneously, the club holds the St. Croix Optimist Regatta for 8 to 15 year olds, now in its 6th year.

On average, 40 boats compete, with 60% coming from the other Caribbean islands and the US. The St. Croix International is sponsored by the St. Croix Yacht Club, founded in 1952. Supporting sponsors are Cruzan Rum and Team San Martin of RE/MAX St. Croix.

To arrive by air, sailors can utilize daily direct flights from the US mainland or Puerto Rico. There are also connecting flights from St. Martin. From St. Thomas, Seaborne Airlines’ seaplane operates throughout the day—right over the racing venue.

For full details on the St. Croix International Regatta, including results and photos of past events, accommodations and visitor information, visit the official website: www.stcroixregatta.com. www.stcroixyc.com or contact: Julie San Martin, Director 340-773-1048 x 11, Julie@teamsanmartin.com

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