The release of two blue marlin landed Never Say Never in the lead after the first day of fishing in the 53rd July Open Billfish Tournament, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club.
A full week of events has helped the V.I. Olympic Committee as it continues to raise funds to send seven local athletes to this summer’s games in Brazil.
Francisco Jarvis could be called one of the best head V.I. football coaches in recent memory, but while he says he loves the game and his students, his entry into the coaching world was actually 'accidental.'
Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, she has always set her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) sailor achieved her goal by winning the 24th International Optimist Regatta (IOR), held June 17-19.
Minimizing mistakes, racing proactively and sticking to the game plan were the skills junior sailors on Team Spectra (Coral Reef Yacht Club) CRYC used to win Thursday’s TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships.
A near record 115 junior sailors, 8-to-15 year-olds, representing seven countries, set sail June 17 to 19 in the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), which was presented by Electronic Merchant System (EMS) Virgin Islands. Their participation will be prefaced by partaking in the TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 13 to 15, and TOTE Maritime Team Race on June 16.
As far as dreams go, bringing home a gold medal from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is high up on the list for V.I. amateur boxer Clayton Laurent Jr.
The Antilles High School sailing team placed fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Baker National Championship, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes, Washington.
Malique Smith, a member of the V.I. National Junior Track and Field team, capped a successful freshman year at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) when he won the SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference) gold medal in the 800 meter (1:53.30).
The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing -- plus kick-off TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, will take place June 13-19.