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Culebra Heineken Intl Regatta and Intl Dinghy Regatta

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Organizers of the International Regatta Club in Culebra are getting ready for the third edition of the Culebra Heineken International Regatta and the Culebra International Dinghy Regatta to be held on the 9, 10 and 11th of March 2007 in Culebra, Puerto Rico.  The group plans to unite racers from the Caribbean, South America and the United States.   

“It is a great honor to be the first official sailing club based in the island of Culebra as well as members of the Federación de Vela de Puerto Rico.  Being a part of this Regatta’s amazing evolution during the last two years gives us the wind to continue working towards the future,” said Angel Ayala, Director and President of the Regatta since its first edition in 2005.  “The International Regatta Club is proud to have FZ Enterprises producing the event which along with Heineken as the mayor sponsor for the second consecutive year are key in establishing Puerto Rico internationally as a unique sailing destination,” he added.

In 2007, eleven categories offered by the Race Committee will be Racing A & B, Racer-Cruiser, Performance Cruiser, Cruising non-spinnaker, IC-24, J-24, Chalanas, Nativos, Jib & Main and Beach Cats.  These divisions will allow the racers to choose their competition level and enjoy the event to its fullest. Categories for the Culebra International Dinghy Regatta will be Snipe, Laser and Optimist.

“We will welcome racers from Antigua, Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, South America, Venezuela and the United Status among others.  We have achieved to position Puerto Rico in the Caribbean circuit for which we are confident that the next step will be the union of all the Regattas in the area,” concluded Ayala.

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Information and photographs submitted by Culebra Heineken International Regatta

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.

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