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Building momentum to STIR 2022

Published on January 25th, 2022

The 2022 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) is on for March 25-27, hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Twenty-two yachts are registered so far for STIR 2022, with more expected as the early registration discount ends January 31 and as the many racing yachts in the Caribbean continue to enter events like STIR this spring.

The STIR 2022 fleet to date includes vessels from 24- to 60-foot, in CSA Spinnaker, CSA Non-Spinnaker, and One-Design classes, with crews hailing from the Caribbean, USA, and Europe.

One perpetual podium-finisher in the CSA Spinnaker Class is Peter Corr’s Summit 40 Blitz. Corr’s team finished second in class in 2021 to Victor Wild’s Botin 52 FOX and first in 2019 and 2017. In 2017, Blitz blitzed first place class finishes in not only STIR but also the BVI Spring Regatta and Le Voiles de St. Barths, which the team plans to race again this year.

STIR 2022 invites CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association-handicap rule), racing, cruising and bareboat classes; ORC; Multihull; PHRF, racing, cruising and Jib & Main classes using the 2021 South East Florida PHRF handicap system; Hobie Waves and One-Design classes with a minimum length of 20 feet. Five one-design entries are required for a class.

Pay only US $170, or 50% off the regular entry fee, between now and January 31, 2022. From February 1 to March 24, the entry fee increases to US $340. A limited number of Hobie Waves and IC24’s are available for charter.

Prior to STIR 2022, the Round the Rocks race on March 24 offer a tour of the many nearby islands, cays, and rocks.


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