USVI school sailors acquire section in Philly Fleet Race
A pair of collegiate sailors from the U.S. Virgin Islands ended up associates of teams that completed in the major three overall through the Slide 2021 Philly Fleet Race, a two-working day regatta which concluded Sunday in Philadelphia.
St. Thomas native and Antilles College graduate Chris Sharpless, a junior at the College of Pennsylvania, skippered the “A” boat on the Quakers’ second group, which took top overall honors.
Meanwhile, St. Thomas indigenous Rayne Duff, also an Antilles graduate and a freshman at Webb Institute, a naval structure and engineering college in Glen Cove, N.Y., was the skipper on the Clippers’ “A” boat. Webb went on to complete third.
Penn’s next team finished with 48 total points, beating out the Quakers’ first staff by 21 factors (69 factors). Webb Institute was third with 88 details, adopted by Princeton (111), Kings Position (113), Navy (124), Villanova No. 1 (138), Washington Faculty (189), Delaware (231), Princeton No. 2 (237), Villanova No. 2 (274) and Maryland-Baltimore County (275).
Sharpless, teaming with freshman crewmate Caroline Dannacher, completed 3rd between the “A” fleet with 34 points by successful two out of 12 races, with seven runner-up finishes.
Duff, teaming with fellow freshman crewmate Lauren Kirk, was 2nd amongst the “A” fleet with 31 points. They won 4 out of 12 races, with 8 other leading-5 finishes.
Registration opens for 48th St. Thomas Int’l Regatta
Registration opened this week for the 48th St. Thomas Global Regatta and its accompanying Spherical the Rock Race, established for March 24-27, 2022. The early registration price is $170 for each boat by way of Jan. 31, 2022. From Feb. 1-March 24, the entry cost rises to $340 per boat except for IC-24s and Hobie Waves, which is $230 for every boat.
For the Round the Rocks Race, the entry rate is $50 per boat.
Early entries are also entered in a pair of drawings — on Oct. 31 and Nov. 30 — with the winner in each and every acquiring custom made prolonged-sleeve crew shirts.
USVI 3X3 basketball series begins in November
The 3X3 Basketball Business will maintain a collection of 3-on-3 basketball tournaments for men’s and women’s teams commencing in November.
The 3X3 Basketball Business, a member of the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation, will maintain three tournaments every single on St. Croix and St. Thomas beneath Intercontinental Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 principles.
According to organizers, the intent of the event collection is to qualify teams by way of FIBA’s level procedure for regional, national and intercontinental FIBA 3X3 tournaments.
Just about every tournament will have two divisions — boys 19-underneath and men’s open — even though event officials claimed that they are contemplating increasing into women divisions based mostly on interest.
Workforce rosters can have no additional than 4 players, with no coaches or other people today in the players’ location through match play.
The to start with tournaments will be held Nov. 19-20 on St. Croix, and Jan. 14-17 on St. Thomas. Tournament locations and the entire timetable have not been announced nevertheless.