St. Thomas International Regatta, Set for March, Offers Discounts Until Jan. 31

St. Thomas International Regatta 2019

St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), celebrating its 46th year, is a globally-recognized regatta known for its fantastic racing, first-class race committee and friendly can-do attitude towards its competitors. It will be held March 22-24, 2019, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

Registration is now open. STIR 2019 offers classes for CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association-handicap) Racing or Cruising, IRC, ORC, Multihull, Beach Cat or One Design with a minimum length of 20-feet. Pay only $150 until Jan. 31, 2019. Entry fees increase to $300 between Feb. 1 and March 20, 2019. Registration for IC24s: US $200, Beach Cats: $200. Register too for the Round the Rocks Race on March 21. To register and to find the NOR, visit:

Traveling to St. Thomas is easy. American, United, JetBlue, Delta and Spirit all fly direct to St. Thomas from cities such as Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Orlando and Miami. Stay and play. Hotels, B&B’s, resorts, villas, condos and Airbnb’s are open.

BYOB or charter. Several companies offer charter yachts for STIR 2019: or charter an IC24 from the St. Thomas Sailing Center ($2,200 for boat with good sails; $2,700 with new sails; ( for the 3-day STIR, practice day and 30-day Bluewater Membership at the regatta host, St. Thomas Yacht Club.

For more information, call (340) 775-6320 or email

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