US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

On May 27, St. Thomas Sailing Center hosted the 1st Annual Hotel & Tourism Regatta at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. The six teams that participated were the Westin, St. John Resort & Villas, Diamonds International, Coral World Ocean Park, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Akers Ellis Resort Management and Gallows Point Resort.

This event gave people that have never sailed before a chance to steer, trim the sails and race an IC-24 keelboat under the guidance of a professional coach. Racing was very close with boats often finishing within seconds of each other! The Westin, St. John Resort & Villas with the team of Sam Hugli, Melanie Martinez, Shaun Cates and Zak Adhihusada was the overall winner. Gallows Point Resort and Akers Ellis Resort Management finished in a tie for second. A huge thank you to all teams that participated.  Everyone did a fantastic job. You can watch this YouTube video for the highlights and follow our Facebook page for more video and photos from the regatta!

The St. Thomas Sailing Center was created by the St. Thomas Yacht Club in Dec. 2016 to foster adult sailing here in the U.S. Virgin Islands. STSC offers sailing courses at all levels of experience and opportunities to sail whenever you want without the expense or hassle of owning a boat. We offer weekly racing programs as well as corporate regattas and group sailing events. Please consider the St. Thomas Sailing Center for your next team building event or corporate outing.

New this year, when a company wants to buy membership in the St. Thomas Yacht Club for five or more employees, there are no initiation fees and boat access to the Hobie fleet is included for a savings of almost $4000! Please call 340-714-4173, email, visit or stop by for further information.

We will be sending out information about the 2nd Annual Hotel and Tourism Regatta at the beginning of next year!