STIR it up at the St. Thomas International Regatta
Published on September 23rd, 2014
The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) will take place March 27-29, 2015 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, continuing into its fourth decade of hosting serious racing for the latest yacht designs and elite international sailors as well as for the Caribbean’s hottest rock stars.
“The Melges 32 class should be well represented this year,” explains regatta director, Bill Canfield. “The HPR 40 class led by Steve Benjamin’s Spookie is showing interest. We’d also like to get more local boats involved in the PHRF class.”
Teams are invited to enter in Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA); IRC; High Performance Rule (HPR); Multihull; CSA Bareboat; PHRF for boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Beach Cats; and One-Design classes with a minimum length of 20 feet.
“St. Thomas Yacht Club offers one of best venues for both race courses, excellent committee work and parties. We are the easy event with everything in one location from housing through awards under one roof,” Canfield explains.
Entries received and paid for in full by 5 p.m. AST January 31, 2015 pay only US $250. The registration fee between February 1 and March 24, 2015 increases to US $400 for all boats, except US $250 for beach cats and US $300 for IC24s and PHRF boats.
The 2015 STIR promises challenging courses, professional race management and island-style hospitality. Plus, new social activities such as a Pub Crawl and Golf Tournament will continue to give visiting yachtsman a taste of St. Thomas and locals a way to join in even if they don’t sail.
Event website: www.stthomasinternationalregatta.com