New faces at St Thomas
"All sailors can count on cool breeze, warm water and a splash of rum," said Regatta Co-Director John Sweeney. "Every year we have a well-rounded fleet, ranging from small cats to maxis, with sailors from all walks of life and levels of experience. For 2007, we're working to add classes for Farr 40s, Melges 32s and Swan 45s."
Yachts racing under the CSA (Caribbean Sailing Association Rating Rule, www.caribbean-sailing.com) will include Multihulls, CSA and One-Design classes of at least 24 feet as well as Beach Cats. Continuing over three decades of tradition, winners of qualifying classes will be awarded trophies for first through third places, and the winner of each class will take home a Rolex timepiece.
The International Rolex Regatta's 2007 organizational team will have at its core three coordinators. Bill Canfield, who coordinates operation and use of St. Thomas Yacht Club's facilities, will serve as Regatta Coordinator, while Sandy Symkens will join John Sweeney as a Regatta Co-Director.