September 22, 2017 4:41 pm Last modified: 2:43 pm

Marine Scene

COLUMBUS DAY REGATTA IS A BEGINNER'S DREAM

Caribbean-perfect sailing conditions sandwiched between Hurricane Iris and Tropical Storm Jerry made for excellent racing -- with a stunning upset at the very end -- at the weekend Columbus Day Regatta hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
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Columbus Day Regatta Is A Beginner's Dream

Caribbean-perfect sailing conditions sandwiched between Hurricane Iris and Tropical Storm Jerry made for excellent racing -- with a stunning upset at the very end -- at the weekend Columbus Day Regatta hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

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Meeting Set On New Boating Regulations

Regional U.S. Coast Guard officials are encouraging St. Thomas and St. John commercial boaters to attend a meeting on the morning of Sept. 28 to go over new marine safety regulations coming into effect this season and to review those already in place.

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DEE SPEAR, DEM BOYS TAKE JULY OPEN HONORS

Catching and releasing two blue marlin over the weekend earned Dee Spear the prestigious Give 'm Line Trophy, making her the fifth woman to win the award in the 38-year history of the July Open Tournament, hosted Friday through Sunday by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club.
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107-INCH BIG BLUE WINS JUNE MOON TOURNAMENT

Big fish, big money: Those were the lures for creating the June Moon tournament last year, and they worked again for the second annual competition, held last June 29 to July 1 and hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club. Stewart Loveland aboard Salt Shaker caught the winning ma
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107-INCH BIG BLUE WINS JUNE MOON TOURNAMENT

Big fish, big money: Those were the lures for creating the June Moon tournament last year, and they worked again for the second annual competition, held June 29-July 1 and hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club. Stewart Loveland aboard Salt Shaker caught the winning marlin.
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80 YOUTHS TO RACE IN OPTIMIST REGATTA

More than 80 sailors 7 to 15 years of age from the Caribbean, U.S. mainland and Spain are registered for the 9th annual Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta on St. Thomas’s East End over Father's Day weekend.
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JUNE NIGHT DIVES AT CHRIS SAWYER DIVE

June brings some great opportunities for night dives at Chris Sawyer Dive Center. Take a class or dive the BVI's. It's all here.
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2001 FATHER'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT IS JUNE 10

The Committee for the Betterment of Carenage, with co-sponsors Coors Light, Offshore Marine and Hawaiian Tropic, will host the annual Father's Day Fishing Tournament on Sunday, June 10. The event is traditionally held the weekend before Father's Day.
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WHALES TARRY IN VI WATERS A LITTLE LONGER

If you missed this season's series of whale-watching trips organized by the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John, there is still time left to spot the huge ocean-going mammals, says E.A.S.T. board member Craig Barshinger.
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