Hurricanes finish fourth at Baker team championships

Antilles School’s sailing team faltered after a strong opening to finish fourth in the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Team Racing Championship, which concluded Sunday in Portland, Maine.

The Hurricanes, who have won the Baker Trophy awarded to the team racing champion twice (2006 and 2017), took the top seed into Sunday’s championship rounds after finishing 10-1 in Saturday’s qualifying races.

But Antilles School hurt itself with a pair of disqualifications in its first three championship-round races, and only won once in six starts.

Christchurch (Va.) School won the Baker Trophy, finishing with an overall record of 13-4. Defending champion Point Loma High School of San Diego, Calif., and Ransom Everglades School of Miami, Fla., tied with the Hurricanes with 11-6 overall records. However, Point Loma took second and Ransom Everglades third based on tiebreakers.

Making up Antilles School’s team were seniors Teddy Nicolosi and Chris Sharpless, junior Gillian Perrell, and sophomores Mateo Di Blasi, Rayne Duff, Mia Nicolosi and Savannah Young.

St. Thomas teen 15th at European Championship

St. Thomas’ Julian van den Driessche posted two solid finishes Saturday to finish 15th in the Gold Fleet standings at the 2019 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships, held in Hyeres, France.

The 17-year-old van den Driessche finished 24th and seventh — his fourth top-10 finish in 12 races — on the final day to close out the regatta with 175 points.

Israel’s Yogev Alcalay won the European Championships’ Gold Fleet title with 75 points, beating Greece’s Georgios Papadakos by 24 points (99 points).

Spanish sailors took the next three spots — Jordi Llado Duran was third with 102 points, followed by Ricard Castellvi in fourth (104 points) and Manuel Garcia Lorente in fifth (106 points).

V.I. Archery Championships set for June 1 on St. Croix

The biannual Virgin Islands Archery Championships will be held on June 1 at the Isaac Gatewood James Park in Frederiksted on St. Croix.

The tournament is open to all archers at all levels, with beginners competing on a 15-meter course all the way up to 70 meters for advanced archers.

The tournament will be one of the last held before the 2019 World Championships and Olympic Qualifier, scheduled for the week of June 10 in Holland.

Pre-tournament practice will be held May 30 beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, email

Kingfish Shootout set for June 2 with $2K top prize

After a one-year absence, the Herman Richardson Memorial Kingfish Shootout fishing tournament will be held June 2 out of the Gustave Quetel Fish House in Frenchtown on St. Thomas.

A $2,000 prize will go to the angler who lands the largest kingfish during the tournament, which was renamed to honor the annual event’s long-time weighmaster.

A mandatory weigh-in will be held at 1 p.m. at the Gustave Quetel Fishing Center, with all boats required to check in by that time. The winners will be announced June 16.

In addition to the top prize, awards will be presented for the second- and third-largest kingfish and for the largest bonito, amberjack, mackerel and barracuda; and for the best boat, best captain, best male and female angler and best junior angler.

Registration will be held at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark in Frenchtown on May 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entry fee is $35 per angler.

For more information, call 340-998-1715.

Zero Tolerance youth league signups underway

Registration for teams wishing to play in the Zero Tolerance summer basketball leagues is underway, with plans to begin play on May 31.

Coaches wishing to enter teams in the 9-12, 13-15 or 16-18 age group leagues should call 340-774-2640 or 340-626-4420 to register both their teams and players.

VIOC Golf Tournament set for June 9 at Carambola

Registration is open for the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee’s annual golf tournament, scheduled for June 9 at the Carambola Golf Course on St. Croix.

The four-player “scramble” format tournament will tee off that day at 9 a.m.

To register, call 340-778-5638. For more information, call 340-719-8462 or email

VIOC to hold good governance workshops

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee will hold a workshop on “Good Governance in Sports” on both St. Croix and St. Thomas in June.

The workshops are scheduled for June 11 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ ACC conference room on the St. Thomas campus, and June 13 in the Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.

Both workshops will be conducted by Keith Joseph, secretary general of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees and recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an expert in good governance.

The workshops will discuss basic principals for sporting organizations, including transparency and democratic decision making; financial reporting, auditing and publication of financial reports; and ethics and compliance rules.

To register or for more information, call 340-719-8462 or email

USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys national team

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association has begun a recruitment drive for players for its under-15 boys national team, which will compete in the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships this summer.

Prospective players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2004, must have a valid United States passport, and must attend the weekly training sessions that will be held on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Training sessions will be held on St. Croix at the USVISA field at 23-1 Bethlehem in Kingshill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 5 p.m.; and on St. Thomas at the Antilles School field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 340-643-5837 or 340-719-9707, or email

USVISA to hold CONCACAF ‘D’ license course

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will play host to a Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) D-level coaching license course in the near future.

The D-level license is the lowest level coaching license available in CONCACAF, intended for coaches working at the lower levels in soccer, such as with youth programs and school teams.

The CONCACAF course is open to all clubs, physical education teachers and soccer enthusiasts in the territories.

Space for the coaching license course is limited, so register early. The date and location of the course will be announced at a later date.

To register or for more information, call 340-719-9707 or email

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