2011 Premiers Cup International Youth Regatta in July

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8th, 9th and 10th, Kids And The Sea (KATS) BVI along with the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs of the BVI, and Platinum Sponsor Digicel, will host their 13th Annual Premiere's Cup International Youth Regatta at Nanny Cay Marina. The event is the only youth team sailing event in the Caribbean. It brings together young people between the ages of 10 and 18 for a weekend of fellowship and competition.

This year 9 teams are attending from Anguilla, Antigua, Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Tortola, and the United States.

The teams arrive Friday afternoon and will be welcomed that evening by Premiere, the Honourable Ralph T. O'Neal, at the Welcome Reception at Peg Leg Restaurant at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina. Racing will take place all day Saturday from 9:00-3:00 and on Sunday morning from 9:00-1:00 in Drakes Passage outside Nanny Cay. Multiple races will be run everyday. The Award's Ceremony will take place at 3:00 on Sunday.

The public is welcome to come to the event on Saturday and Sunday to meet the competitors and watch the action. There will be a VIP boat both days to take spectators out on the course to see the sailing up close.

For more information contact Tom Gerker at 284-494-2830, John Lewis at 284-340-8581 or Regatta Chairman Brent Brydon at 284-494-1407.