The only US Virgin Islander to earn a medal at Central American and Caribbean Games, Peter Stanton, earned title of ‘Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’ ...

Forty-five sailors, ranging from grade school students to seniors, showed their small boat skills in the 5th Annual Bill Chandler Memorial Race. Hosted February 26, out of the St. Croix Yacht Club, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sailors competed in five classes: Optimists, ...

Rum adds to the fun of every island regatta. This quintessential Caribbean libation figured in an especially big way at the 24th St. Croix International Regatta. In fact, it was Scott Stanton’s podium finish in the event’s most competitive class, the Rhodes ...

Fifteen years ago the one-design IC24 class launched for the first time at the International Rolex Regatta, now the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). The class was born out of the vision of St. Thomas sailor Chris Rosenberg, and St. ...

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time ...

  There were several ways to win at the St. Croix Yacht Club’s 23rd International Regatta, held November 14th to 16th. First, keelboat sailors could champion their class in either the one-day Captain Nick’s Race or two-day International Regatta. Secondly, ...

The St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John Yacht Clubs are recognized for producing first-rate regattas and world-class sailors. However, far fewer folks realize that the driving force behind sailing in the USVI is the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA), ...

There were two facets to the St. Croix Yacht Club hosted 2nd Annual Bill Chandler Sunfish Regatta in February that few if any other sailing competitions in the Caribbean can claim: the singlehanded sailors ranged in age from 11 to ...

Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Bridge in operation Sint Maarten – The new causeway bridge spanning the Simpson Bay Lagoon opened to vehicular and maritime traffic in late December. The 2508ft (760m) causeway supports two lanes of traffic and is accessed ...

Morgan Dale had to work hard for his rum at the 21st St. Croix International Regatta (SCIR), held November 15 to 17 out of the USVI’s St. Croix Yacht Club (SCYC). In fact, it came down to a tie-breaker before ...

The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) is withdrawing from the business of running a regatta and taking the best of both worlds. They have done this by awarding the time-honored Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC) to the same island for three years ...

The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off with the St. Croix International Regatta, set for November 15 to 17. It’s a perfect occasion to get boats back in the water after hurricane season and polish crew skills for a great race season ...

Windsurfing Success for Curaçao in Slalom World Championships Alaçati, Turkey – Windsurfer Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes brought more windsurfing glory to the island of Curaçao by returning home with the coveted title of IFCA U-15 World Champion 2013. ...

Small boat sailing is growing in a big way on St. Croix. So much so that the St. Croix Yacht Club’s (SCYC) April 20 to 21 Cruzan Open drew fifty-seven beginner and advanced dinghy sailors from all three U.S. Virgin ...

Mark Theron looked for the familiar silhouette of his Seawolf 30’s mast against a near full moon as he arrived home via water taxi to Oualie Bay, Nevis, after an eight-day trip off-island. No mast in sight. Maybe it had ...

Picture postcard sailing conditions set the scene for the St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice and Optimist Regatta, raced February 11 to 13 out of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. ...

Yacht Club News August 2010 ...

Two very different days of weather, two rainbows, five dolphins and 66 entries on the starting line made for a good venue to raise funds and awareness for hospice on St. Croix ...

Yacht Club News for Around the Region for January 2009 ...

Llewellen Westerman’s lightening quick trimaran, Charis, provided the boat to beat during the St. Croix Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island Race, held December 4 and 5. On the first day, the 37-foot, St. Croix-built Charis literally flew down the ...