1st Annual Captain Morgan Golf Scramble Launches St. Thomas International Regatta Festivities

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sailors showed their competitive side on shore Wednesday at the 1st Annual Captain Morgan Golf Scramble, the kick-off event to the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Six teams teed off at 10 a.m. on the greens of the famous George and Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole Par 70 Mahogany Run Golf Course.

“We’ve taken an innovative approach this year by hosting a golf tournament as a new addition to the regatta,” says JP Montegut, commodore of the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC).  “It offers visiting sailors a chance to interact on a different level and enjoy more of what St. Thomas has to offer, plus there’s an opportunity for local residents to come out and play. In the future, we hope sailors will come down with their families a day early to get in a round of golf before the traditional regatta starts.”  Continue reading…

St. Thomas International Regatta – Five Days of Fun on Land & Sea

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Competitive sailing combines with new parties and a first ever golf challenge to expand the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) into a five-day event with something for everyone. Set for March 26 to 30, regatta activities will span the entire island of St. Thomas.

“After the initial disappoint of losing our long time sponsor, Rolex, many felt the regatta was dead in the water,” explains regatta director, Bill Canfield. “I’m very happy to report that we are back stronger than ever with an even brighter future. This year we are bringing back our Saturday night party at Yacht Haven Grande hosted by Captain Morgan with the music by local favorite Spectrum Band. Like all events this is open to the public. We are also introducing two new events, a Wednesday golf tournament at Mahogany Run and then a Pub Crawl in Red Hook the same night. Great racing, parties and music. Our slogan remains ‘We love it here!’”  Continue reading…


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy surf and turf at the 2014 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). New this year, the 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge will be held on Wednesday March 26 at St. Thomas’ famous Mahogany Run Golf Course. Sailors, sailing teams, race officials and volunteers are invited to enter this land-based contest then keep the competitive vibe going out on the sea for the three-day STIR March 28-30.

JP Montegut, commodore of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, says, “The 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge is one event we are adding this year to expand beyond our traditional three-day regatta and enable visiting sailors more opportunities to see and enjoy the island and more ways for residents to join in on the fun.”

The 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge features a 2-person scramble format. Play starts at 10 a.m. Entry fee of $135 includes clubs and represents a $100 discount off rack rates. Deadline for entry is March 12. Cocktail reception follows play. Prizes for the first, second and third place teams will be awarded with regatta prizes on Sunday March 30.  Continue reading…