Tag Archives: American Yacht Harbor

Lines In at 54th July Open Billfish Tournament

Captain Jay Fowler of the Pescador (L) and Captain Rob Richards of Mixed Bag (R) register for the July Open Billfish Tournament. Credit Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Over half dozen boats homeported in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rici and U.S. mainland are ready to fish the 54th July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), July …

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10 Sport Fishing Tournaments to Try Your Luck

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sport fishing is a sport enjoyed around the globe. In the U.S., 46 million Americans or nearly 16 percent of the population ages 6 and older fishes for pleasure, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s 2015 Special Report …

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New IGY Marina Program Gives Back to Local Communities

"Inspire Giving Through You" by IGY Marinas:Repairs and maintenance to a community pool facility in St. Thomas is on the list of IGY projects. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Loveland

A new initiative is linking sea and shore-side communities. ‘Inspire Giving through You’ is a community-based initiative launched in November by IGY Marinas, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-headquartered international marina network spanning two hemispheres. The first projects get underway this month in …

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VIGFC’s Kid’s Fishing Tournament Huge Success

Kamryn Redlin catches a puffer fish

Eight-year-old Tamika Peets dangled her fishing rod’s squid-baited hook in the waters off the docks at St. Thomas’ IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina. Peets could hear the screams of her fellow anglers competing in the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s …

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