Gunboats and VX One boats are set to sail in the first ever classes at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 25 to 27, 2016, and hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Organizers will also welcome entries into the ORC (Offshore Racing Club) handicap class, and they will invite all sailors to tune-up in an all-new round the island race scheduled for March 24.
Last week, the Virgin Islands Golf Federation hosted the Caribbean Golf Association Junior Championships (CGAJC) at Carambola Golf and Country Club where five of the Virgin Islands’ team members competed against youth from eight other islands.
The right place at the right time proved a winning combination for St. Thomas’s Thierry Williams. When the official weigh-in was complete at the 27th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, it was Williams who reeled in the largest kingfish to win the event.
The July Open Kids’ Tournament, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), will take place on Sunday. July 26, at the American Yacht Harbor (AYH) Marina in Red Hook, St. Thomas. Participation is open to all kids 12 years of age and under. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff. DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July. Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities. Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion. For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman. He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John. De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event. ... See MoreSee Less
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