81.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, June 22, 2024
HomeNewsArchives2012 International Regatta Canceled

2012 International Regatta Canceled

The St. Croix Yacht Club Committee announced Wednesday that the annual St. Croix International Regatta will not be held this year because of the recent economic developments on the big island.

According to Yacht Club manager Matt Tove, they were unable to get anybody to sponsor the 2012 event, hinting at Hovensa’s closure.

“The Hovensa closure set the climate for our lack of getting anybody to sponsor the event this year,” Tove said.

2012 would have marked the 20th anniversary of the annual St. Croix Yacht Club event begun in 1992.

He referred to the regatta as “a break-even event,” noting that it wasn’t a moneymaker.

“We’re sorry to pull out of the event, but it’s better to do it than operating on a loss.”

Tove said only three participants had registered for the March event and they had all been contacted about the cancellation.

Despite the disappointment, Tove did say that the same committee is working hard to plan the 2013 event. The committee has even developed a new course for next year so they can attract new racers and cruisers.

For further information, please contact Matt Tove at 773-9531 or stcroixyc@gmail.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.