Welcome to the St. Croix Yacht Club
Founded in 1952, the St Croix Yacht Club is located on a sensational sandy beach on Teague Bay in the US Virgin Islands, facing the Buck Island National Park. Covering nearly 6 acres, the manicured grounds of the club are host to a fleet of both sailing and motorized vessels and a membership capacity of 500. The open air club house, on a white sandy beach at the foot of our dock, lends itself to the sounds of the ocean and cool tropical breezes. Come join us for a cocktail on the beach or a stroll down our dock.
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VI Junior Sailors to Compete in World Championships
Over 60 sailors from St Croix, St Thomas, St John, BVI and Puerto Rico competed in the 2016 Crucian Open Regatta which took place over this past April 16-17 weekend on St. Croix’s beautiful Teague Bay. Wind conditions were a light 4-8 knots and shifty, providing challenging conditions for competitors and the race committee.
The Optimist green fleet consisted of 22 junior sailors, who were able to complete 12 races over two days of fun racing. Everyone in green fleet is a winner and each sailor gets a well-deserved award. The top three finishes were; 1st-Milo Miller from St Croix with a lot of bullets, 2nd-Jose Diaz from Puerto Rico, and 3rd-Alejo DiBlasi from St John.
The Optimist championship fleet had 24 junior sailors and were able to get 16 races in over the weekend. St Thomas’s Mia Nicolosi took a strong 1st overall and 1st in blue fleet. Rayne Duff from BVI got a 1st in red fleet, Victoria Flatley from St. Thomas got a well-deserved 2nd in red fleet and St Croix’s own Mathieu Dale got a hard fought 3rd in red fleet.
Four teams battled it out in the C420 fleet, with Taylor Hasson and primary crew member Kate Klempen taking 1st. Ethan Hanley with primary crew Megan Armstrong took 2nd and Sarah Hardee and her primary crew Hannah Tonin placed 3rd. Skipper Rose Kleeger finished in 4th place with primary crew Olivia Hanley. Rotating crew members included Lucy Klempen and Cade Legrande.
This event was hosted by the St. Croix Yacht Club and was the 3rd and final USVI qualifier regatta for the 2016 Opti World Championships to be held in Portugal this June. The Virgin Islands is limited to sending five sailors making those five spots highly sought after. The point spread on some of the top junior sailors was close going into this event, making for some intense and emotional competition. This is a close knit group of kids, who are competitors on the water and friends off the water. By the end of the weekend with the points tallied, St. Croix sailors Atlee Kohl, Mathieu Dale and Lake Sanford successfully qualified, as well as Mia Nicolosi and Julian Van den Driessche of St. Thomas, all are deeply honored to represent the Virgin Islands in this prestigious Worlds event.
St Croix head Coach Santiago Galan coaches all three fleets and had this to say Sunday afternoon, “I am so proud of all my sailors. The green fleeters are advancing quickly and will replace sailors that are aging out in the championship fleet. My high school sailors had a good regatta and will compete in the Baker’s Cup qualifier in Ft. Lauderdale later this month. I am especially honored and completely thankful to have three of my Optimist sailors qualify to attend the World Championships in Portugal”