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ST. CROIX YACHT CLUB HOSTS ROUND ISLAND RACE

Nov. 7, 2001 – The 32nd annual around St. Croix yacht race will have its start at 9 a.m. Saturday from the waters off the Buccaneer Hotel in Christiansted. For the third year the race will be a two-day event, finishing on Sunday back at the Buccaneer.
The first leg will proceed upwind to Point Udall, round the point and start a downwind leg past Sandy Point, finishing off the south side of the Ann Abramson Pier in Frederiksted. A welcoming party will be held after the first day's race at the Saloon.
The second day's racing will begin at 9 a.m. from the pier and finish at the Buccaneer.
A release from the St. Croix Yacht Club explained the race was formerly a one-day event, but the destruction of many race boats in recent hurricanes left a fleet of mostly cruising boats, which travel far more slowly.
Race organizer Karen Stanton said last year's race had 17 cruiser/racers competing in very light winds. Some boats didn't come in until dark.
Stanton is hoping for 25 competitors over the weekend and winds of 10 to 15 knots.
She said it is not too late to sign up. The registration fee is $35. A skipper's meeting will be held at the club Friday night. No time was given. Call 773-9531 for more information.

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Nov. 7, 2001 – The 32nd annual around St. Croix yacht race will have its start at 9 a.m. Saturday from the waters off the Buccaneer Hotel in Christiansted. For the third year the race will be a two-day event, finishing on Sunday back at the Buccaneer.
The first leg will proceed upwind to Point Udall, round the point and start a downwind leg past Sandy Point, finishing off the south side of the Ann Abramson Pier in Frederiksted. A welcoming party will be held after the first day's race at the Saloon.
The second day's racing will begin at 9 a.m. from the pier and finish at the Buccaneer.
A release from the St. Croix Yacht Club explained the race was formerly a one-day event, but the destruction of many race boats in recent hurricanes left a fleet of mostly cruising boats, which travel far more slowly.
Race organizer Karen Stanton said last year's race had 17 cruiser/racers competing in very light winds. Some boats didn't come in until dark.
Stanton is hoping for 25 competitors over the weekend and winds of 10 to 15 knots.
She said it is not too late to sign up. The registration fee is $35. A skipper's meeting will be held at the club Friday night. No time was given. Call 773-9531 for more information.