Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, she has always set her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) sailor achieved her goal by winning the 24th International Optimist Regatta (IOR), held June 17-19.
Minimizing mistakes, racing proactively and sticking to the game plan were the skills junior sailors on Team Spectra (Coral Reef Yacht Club) CRYC used to win Thursday’s TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships.
A near record 115 junior sailors, 8-to-15 year-olds, representing seven countries, set sail June 17 to 19 in the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), which was presented by Electronic Merchant System (EMS) Virgin Islands. Their participation will be prefaced by partaking in the TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 13 to 15, and TOTE Maritime Team Race on June 16.
The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF)has announced that the VITFF Championships will be held June 25, at Ivana Eudora Kean High School track. All Virgin Islands athletes who are registered with VITFF are eligible.
As far as dreams go, bringing home a gold medal from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is high up on the list for V.I. amateur boxer Clayton Laurent Jr.
Al McBean East Little League announces this past weekend’s action during the Inter-Island Baseball Tournament at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
World-class competition was on full display at the Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament, hosted May 26-30 by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Seventy tennis players from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and the U.S. Mainland – which included professional as well as a strong contingent of amateur or B Division competitors – definitely proved this event’s reputation as the ‘Wimbledon of the Caribbean.’
The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year was announced during an awards presentation at the San Diego Port Pier after racing at the Sperry Women’s National Championship. This is awarded annually to an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships.
The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington.
The 2016 Women's International Match Series Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and set for Dec. 1 – 4, will be the fifth finale event of the 2016 WIM Series.