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Virgin Islands Race Week Coming Next Month

Racing, cruising, and sailing for the kids:  The International Rolex Regatta will be held March 28 to 30, 2008 out of St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival kicks off March 31 and runs through April 6, 2008.  Together, they are now packaged by organizers as “Virgin Islands Race Week”, a 10-day holiday for sailors and sailing families encompassing both events.

"This is an exciting opportunity for the racing boats that are here for Rolex and BVI Spring Regatta to experience more of what makes our Islands so special: dramatic scenery, warm water, and the finest sailing conditions in the world.” says Bob Phillips, director of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival,

“We are proud to work with Spring Regatta to offer racers more of what they come for,” adds John Sweeney, co-director of the International Rolex Regatta.

Virgin Islands Race Week will feature classes for both IRC and CSA handicap boats with professional race management and a mix of round-the-buoys and round-the-islands courses.  A grand finale prize awaits the top IRC yacht and the top CSA yacht. 

For regatta information, contact Judy Petz, Tel. (284) 494-3286; Cell. (284) 496-6732; Email: judy@bvispringregatta.org

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