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St Thomas International Regatta 2024

The St. Thomas International Regatta weekend in the U.S. Virgin Islands is etched into every racer’s mind as the “Crown Jewel” of Caribbean racing–where sailors can experience reliable breezes, warm azure waters and world-renowned island hospitality. The regatta features an impressive range of talent from professional sailors and avid weekend warriors to those just learning to sail, both adults and youth.

Centering the regatta activities around St Thomas Yacht Club the organisers draw on their experience of organising major regattas in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and around the world. It is the place to be for world-class racing and the chance to trade tacks and tactics with America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean and Olympic crews on the water and off.

If you’ve raced here in the past, you know that the competition and the camaraderie are unsurpassed. If you are contemplating making the trek for the first time, know that St Thomas will do their utmost to make it a special regatta just for you.

Starting off with 4 days of training and the bonus event of the Round the Rocks Race, featuring a scenic and competitive course circumnavigating the 19-square-mile neighbouring island of St. John, home of the Virgin Islands National Park. This race is ideal to familiarise the crew with the waters, the breeze and building strong team work. It is followed by 3 regatta days directly afterwards.

*** The STIR 2024 race has been confirmed for March 29th – 30th, however, the exact schedule has yet to be released. We do not believe the dates below will be altered, but please occasionally check this page as we will be updating it as soon as the full official schedule is released.

Day 1 - 24th Mar 2024 Welcome onboard and first training day
Arrival in St. Thomas and welcome on board at the yacht club. Meet your skipper and crew, followed by a safety brief and the regatta programme. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by getting the boat ready for the regatta and training to bind the team into a race crew.

Days 2-4 - 25th-27th Mar 2024 Training Days
After breakfast you will continue to make last enhancements to the boat and commence with the next 3 days of training.
Wednesday only:
13:00-17:00 – Registration & Sailor check in Round the Rocks Race
18:00-20:00 – Light dinner served at STYC

Day 5 - 28th Mar 2024 Round the Rocks Race
08:00-09:00 – Registration & Sailor check in STIR
10:00 – Round the Rocks Race First Warning
16:00-19:00 – Dinner served at STYC

Days 6-7 - 29th-30th Mar 2024 Race Days
08:00-09:00 – Complimentary breakfast
11:00 – First Warning All Courses
16:00-19:00 – Dinner served at STYC

Day 8 - 31st Mar 2024 Final Race Day & Price Giving
08:00-09:00 – Complimentary breakfast
11:00 – First Warning All Courses
16:00-19:00 – Dinner served at STYC
18:00 – Awards

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  • Crew positionRacing crew

  • Availability 24 Mar 2024 until 31 Mar 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFirst 40.7

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from U.S. Virgin Islands , St Thomas

  • Sailing to U.S. Virgin Islands , St Thomas

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMCA Coded Racer cruiser that has been properly maintained and upgraded. She is one of the last First 40.7's to be made and is in excellent condition. Equipped for Symmetric, Asymmetric and Code Zero Spinnakers, she is versatile enough to comfortably handle a huge range of conditions.

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  • Age41

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    ISAF Offshore Safety
    RYA Dinghy Instructor
    STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Great Experience!


Great Experience, great guys!

18th Sep 2020

Sailed with them across the Atlantic in 2019.


The boat was well taken care of, had enough safety gear. Neil -the skipper- was awesome, I learned a lot. Recommended.

2nd Jun 2020

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