Yacht Club News – Dec 05


Look for decorated decks and rigging all atwinkle
on Saturday, December 24 at the Sixth Annual Holiday Boat Procession at Bitter
End Yacht Club, North Sound, Virgin Gorda in the
British Virgin Islands. Santa and his merry elves playing
steel drums will lead the parade at 5:45 p.m. aboard Ponce de Leon. Charter and private sail or power boats are all
equally welcome to light up and vie for best-decorated prizes.


To mark the 16th anniversary of 1989’s
devastating Hurricane Hugo, the St. Croix Yacht Club sponsored a
“Hurricane Happy Hour” two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, and
raised more than $2,000 for The Salvation Army to use for storm victim
assistance. Club member Cheryl Smith donated her winnings from a 50/50 raffle
back to the Katrina fund.Members
danced the night away and shared their own storm stories.


The Caribbean Ocean Racing
Triangle series, last held in 2003, returns next year starting with the St.
Croix Yacht Club’s 13th Annual International Regatta,
scheduled for Presidents’ Weekend, February 18 – 20, 2006. Second
in the series is the Culebra International Regatta March 17 – 19,
followed by the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta March 31 – April 2.

“We’re excited about
the reactivation of the CORT series, and about being the first Regatta,”
says Julie San Martin, director of the St. Croix

Sailors may participate in the
three-race series by paying an entry fee of $50 (in addition to fees charged
for the individual races) by February 17 during registration for the
St. Croix race. CORT prizes will be awarded at the end of
the BVI Spring Regatta in Tortola on Sunday,
April 2.

Full details on CORT are posted on

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