Registration Open for 2017 International Optimist Regatta, Clinic and Team Race, June 12-18

Optimists lined up on the beach in front of the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Credit: Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Registration is open now for the 2017 International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands at www.regattanetwork.com.  Set for June 16 to 18, this must-do regatta kicks off with the equally not-to-miss TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 12 to 14 and TOTE Maritime Team Race, June 15. This trio of events is globally known for instruction by some of the best Optimist coaches in the world for both Green and Advanced fleet sailors, an opportunity to team race and some of the best international competition in perfect Caribbean conditions – all in a one-week event.

“We are excited to announce that registration for 2017 IOR is officially open. We are expecting record numbers again this year and are ready to welcome everyone down to our tropical sailing paradise! Preparations have begun for what we hope will be another memorable regatta. Please be sure to register as soon as possible as this year we will close the registration at 125 sailors. We look forward to seeing everyone in June!” invites regatta director, Ann Nicolosi.

The IOR is sponsored by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and K3 Waterproof Gear.

To register, visit: www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=13851

The Notice of Race is available at: www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/13851/IORNoticeofRace2017.pdf

For charter boats, request and confirm online at www.optistuff.com. Or, contact Pete Gregory, McLaughlin Boat Works, 1 (423) 875-0740, 1 (423) 875-4040 or Toll Free in the U.S. 1 (800) 784-6478; Email: [email protected] Deadline to reserve charter boats is May 31, 2017.

For accommodations, call the Elysian (800-775-1000 ext. 568) or VP Rentals (800-788-4847). Rent condos or villas thorough Sea Glass Properties (340-774-5277), John Foster Real Estate (340-775-9500) or Curreri & Co. (340-776-9292).

For more information, call (340) 775-6320, Email:
[email protected], or visit the host St. Thomas Yacht Club web site at www.styc.club Please also visit the International Optimist Regatta on Facebook!

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