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Local sports

V.I. Sailing Association Names Cy Thompson ‘Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’

The Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA) has awarded Cy Thompson, two-time Olympic Laser sailor, the coveted title of ‘Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’ for 2016.
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Online Registration Opens for International Optimist Regatta

Registration is now open for the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands at www.regattanetwork.com. Scheduled for June 16-18, the regatta will kick off with the TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 12-14 and TOTE Maritime Team Race, Ju
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V.I. Volleyball Federation Junior and Under 23 National Team Schedules Tryouts

Tryouts for U.S. Virgin Islands Volleyball Federation Junior and Under 23 National Teams will be held as follows
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VITA to Begin a Junior Team Tennis League in February

The Virgin Islands Tennis Association (VITA) will begin a Junior Team Tennis League in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Feb. 4.
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Innovative-Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament Opens Registration

The Innovative-Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament, known as the “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” and hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC), will take place Feb. 27 to March 5. Interested persons are encouraged to register soon.
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Eduardo Garcia Bests Own National Record at Naples Half Marathon

V.I. National Track and Field Team member Eduardo Garcia continues his smooth transition from college to professional road running with an impressive performance at the Naples Half-Marathon in South Florida on Sunday morning of a strong second place finish in 1:06.02.
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Indoor Track and Field Season Opens for V.I. National Track and Field Members

Over a half-dozen V.I. college student athletes have either begun their indoor track and field season or are anticipating doing so soon. They represent the next generation of V.I. track and field Olympians.
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St. Croix Native Becomes First African-American Ironman Globe Finisher

Lloyd Henry, 41, originally of Christiansted, St. Croix, became the first recorded African-American ‘Ironman Globe Finisher’ by completing Ironman Malaysia on Nov. 12.
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VITFF History Contest Announces Winners

The V.I. Track and Field (VITFF) History Contest celebrated its 53rd year of history making. It has a rich heritage that includes the development of world-class athletes, Olympians, All-Americans, record holders and children who become productive citize
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USVI Volleyball Federation Re-elects Lucille Hobson

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the United States Virgin Islands Volleyball Federation (VIVF) has re-elected Lucille Hobson as president for the period of 2016-2020 by a unanimous vote of the general assembly.
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