Registration opens for International Optimist Regatta

By Cathy O'Gara on 27th January, 2017

International Optimist Regatta

International Optimist Regatta

Calling all sailing fanatics! Registration is open now for St Thomas’ International Optimist Regatta taking place on June 16 to 18. This must-do regatta kicks off with the equally not-to-miss TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 12 to 14 and TOTE Maritime Team Race, June 15. This trio of events is globally known for instruction by some of the best Optimist coaches in the world for both Green and Advanced fleet sailors, an opportunity to team race and some of the best international competition in perfect Caribbean conditions – all in a one-week event.

“We are excited to announce that registration for 2017 IOR is officially open. We are expecting record numbers again this year and are ready to welcome everyone down to our tropical sailing paradise! Preparations have begun for what we hope will be another memorable regatta. Please be sure to register as soon as possible as this year we will close the registration at 125 sailors. We look forward to seeing everyone in June!” invites regatta director, Ann Nicolosi.

The IOR is sponsored by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and K3 Waterproof Gear.

International Optimist Regatta details:

  • To register click here
  • The Notice of Race is available here
  • For charter boats visit Optistuff  or, contact Pete Gregory, McLaughlin Boat Works, 1 (423) 875-0740, 1 (423) 875-4040 or Toll Free in the U.S. 1 (800) 784-6478; Email: Deadline to reserve charter boats is May 31
  • For accommodations, call the Elysian (800-775-1000 ext. 568) or VP Rentals (800-788-4847). Rent condos or villas thorough Sea Glass Properties (340-774-5277), John Foster Real Estate (340-775-9500) or Curreri & Co. (340-776-9292)
  • For more information regarding the regatta, call (340) 775-6320, Email:, or visit the host St. Thomas Yacht Club web site at Please also visit the International Optimist Regatta on Facebook!