March Dates CANCELED – New Dates Planned for 2012 Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta

If anticipation is half the fun, then this year’s Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta should provide double the enjoyment. Due to an island-wide primary election just announced in the first week of January and the subsequent closure of many businesses due to the vote, the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta will not be held on March 16 to 18.

“We regret any inconvenience this may cause to sailors,” says regatta director, Angel Ayala. “But we want to be able to offer the same high-quality racing and parties that always attracts competitors from throughout the Caribbean and the world.”

Regatta organizers seek feedback from sailors about a new date and are tentatively considering the Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2012. The venue, Palmas del Mar, will remain the same.

For information or to provide feedback, please Email: [email protected] or call: (787) 413-7702 or (787) 785-2026.

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