Tag Archives: St Croix Yacht Club

The IC24 Class—Now and in the Future

IC24 Class

Fifteen years ago the one-design IC24 class launched for the first time at the International Rolex Regatta, now the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). The class was born out of the vision of St. Thomas sailor Chris Rosenberg, and St. …

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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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VISA — A Role Model for Caribbean MNAs

Photo by Dean Barnes

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), …

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All Ages Compete at Chandler Sunfish Regatta

Sunfish start. Photo: Kim Sanford

There were two facets to the St. Croix Yacht Club hosted 2nd Annual Bill Chandler Sunfish Regatta in February that few if any other sailing competitions in the Caribbean can claim: the singlehanded sailors ranged in age from 11 to …

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NEWS: Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge in operation

Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway. Photo: OceanMedia

Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge in operation Sint Maarten – The new causeway bridge spanning the Simpson Bay Lagoon opened to vehicular and maritime traffic in late December. The 2508ft (760m) causeway supports two lanes of traffic and is accessed …

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Caribbean Dinghy Championships Chart a New Course

Caribbean Dinghy Championships Chart a New Course

The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) is withdrawing from the business of running a regatta and taking the best of both worlds. They have done this by awarding the time-honored Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC) to the same island for three years …

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Cruzan Open Welcomes Large Opti Fleet

All 33 Optimist Sailors. Photo: Karen Stanton

Small boat sailing is growing in a big way on St. Croix. So much so that the St. Croix Yacht Club’s (SCYC) April 20 to 21 Cruzan Open drew fifty-seven beginner and advanced dinghy sailors from all three U.S. Virgin …

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Lost & Found: Mowgli’s Solo Cruise

Mowgli safe once again thanks to the USCG and Hovensa. Photo: Chris Schreiber

Mark Theron looked for the familiar silhouette of his Seawolf 30’s mast against a near full moon as he arrived home via water taxi to Oualie Bay, Nevis, after an eight-day trip off-island. No mast in sight. Maybe it had …

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Piglet, Aurora Win St. Croix Round the Island Race

Llewellen Westerman’s lightening quick trimaran, Charis, provided the boat to beat during the St. Croix Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island Race, held December 4 and 5. On the first day, the 37-foot, St. Croix-built Charis literally flew down the …

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