Racing

Regardless of experience it's guaranteed to be fun
Prerequisite: None

Racing at the St. Thomas Sailing Center

 

There are many options for racing here, regardless of your level of experience. Whether you’re a pro sailor or complete beginner, everyone can join the fun. We offer competitive racing as well as low key island races ending at a beach bar. ​Or, plan a vacation around one of our regattas or North U clinics.

'Round The Island Races

The ‘Round The Island Races are a series of fun races that take you through and around the beautiful scenery in the Virgin Islands.  They usually end with a relaxing party at a beach or at the yacht club.  No experience necessary to crew in these events.

S.T.I.R.

St. Thomas International Regatta
March 27 – March 29, 2020

Fun parties, good music, great sailing, exceptional competition.
The three day event from Friday, March 27 through Sunday March 29, 2020,
includes as many as 12 races with a mix of windward/leeward and island races.

Hobie Wave Racing

Hobie Wave – Thursday Afternoon Racing
4:30 – Sunset Dec-Jan
5pm – Sunset Feb-July
Every Week – no sign up required, all you need to do is be there!

Arrive about 4 to rig, first start at 4:30.

“… incredible to have nearly 20 boats on the starting line in the IC24 class. It’s unbelievable how close the racing is. You can take the lead one minute and the next be six boats behind”

Frits Bus

St Maarten, STIR 2019

Corporate Race or Regatta

 

ISLAND RACE
The group has a practice session on board with their coach. Once the starting horn sounds, the fleet heads out and around the islands. If conditions permit, instructors will coach the crew to set a spinnaker on the way.

REGATTA
For a more intensive racing experience, we offer a format with several short races. The fleet races upwind, rounds the mark and heads to finish. The winner is the team with the lowest combined race scores.

“Fantastic. A lot of fun. Great courses that were just the right distance with good angles to make it interesting. Conditions perfect for us. Great competition.”

Jonathan Lipuscek

Puerto Rico, STIR 2019

  • IC-24 Club Racing Saturday afternoons
    Are offered during the winter. We use spinnakers and offer professional coaching.
  • IC-24 Club Racing Friday evenings
    Beginning in May without spinnakers.
  • Hobie Wave Club Racing Thursday Evenings
    They run throughout the year, which is fun for the whole family. Beginning sailors can crew with more experienced skippers and often take the helm for a race or two.
  • ‘Round the Island races
    December through May, usually involving a beach bar destination or party at the club. These are low key events that are fun for everyone.
  • Racing Courses
    Sailors with some experience can become proficient enough to skipper or crew IC-24s.
  • Racing Clinics
    For more experienced racers who want to move up in their fleets or perform better at regattas.
  • Competitive Regattas
    Geared towards the experienced racers who want to sail in a competitive event we make some of our IC-24s available for the St. Thomas International Regatta, the BVI Spring Regatta and others TBA.
  • Your own regatta
    If your club, group or organization wants to participate in its own regatta with or without a coach in every boat, just get in touch. We can schedule private regattas November through June.
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Racing Vacations

The Virgin Islands in the winter is one of the most amazing sailing venues in the world. Air temperature is 82 every day, the water is warm, blue and beautiful and the wind almost always blows around 10-15 knots out of the East. Our sheltered bay is an exceptional racing area and when we incorporate ‘round the island races into the mix, the scenery is spectacular.

 

 

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Racing Vacations

The Virgin Islands in the winter is one of the most amazing sailing venues in the world. Air temperature is 82 every day, the water is warm, blue and beautiful and the wind almost always blows around 10-15 knots out of the East. Our sheltered bay is an exceptional racing area and when we incorporate ‘round the island races into the mix, the scenery is spectacular.