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31st International Optimist Regatta Sets Sail in St. Thomas

  • Staff Consortium
  • June 10, 2024

The 31st International Optimist Regatta (IOR) has officially commenced this week, showcasing an array of sailing talents among young enthusiasts. The St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) hosts this vibrant event, beginning with the TOTE Clinic from June 10 to June 12, followed by the TOTE Team Race on June 13, and culminating in the regatta from June 14 to June 16. V.I. Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte expressed his enthusiasm for the annual event. "We are thrilled to welcome young sailors and their families to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 31st International Optimist Regatta," he said. "This event not only showcases the incredible talent of our youth but also brings together a vibrant community from around the world to experience the natural beauty and hospitality of St. Thomas." The event features over 100 sailors aged 8 to 15 from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and various U.S. states. They will compete in 8-foot long single-sail Optimists across a series of races, ...