US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
Teams from Diamonds International, Wyndham Margaritaville, the Ritz-Carlton and Westin St. John competed in the annual event hosted by the St. Thomas Sailing Center at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. The racing was very close with Team Margaritaville edging out the Westin St. John by just one point to take home the trophy! The teams completed three around-the-buoys races and an island race in the perfect sailing conditions St. Thomas in known for.
The H&TA Regatta is held each spring and offers people that may have never sailed before a chance to steer, trim sails and race an IC-24 keelboat under the guidance of an expert coach. No sailing experience is necessary to compete and teams are offered an optional training session prior to the event. Thanks to Bill Newbold of Island Business Graphics for captaining the spectator boat so friends and family could cheer on their teams!
Check out photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRM7iKNrJKN3MtwW8