St. Thomas native helps Yale win national title

A St. Thomas native was a key member of Yale University’s sailing team that won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s team race national championships, which concluded Monday in Newport, R.I.

Junior Graceann Nicolosi, a graduate of Antilles School, helped the Bulldogs clinch the team championship a day early en route to winning the Walter C. Wood Trophy for the fifth time in the past seven years.

Yale finished the three-day meet with an overall match race record of 21-4 despite losing two of three races Monday. That beat out runner-up Georgetown, which finished 20-5, Stanford (17-8) and Dartmouth (15-10).

“It was good conditions today and fair racing,” Yale associate head coach Bill Healy said in a prepared release. “We sailed the same group we ended with [Sunday] looking to go undefeated [Monday], but it was tough racing. The group of racers is so strong and every mistake is amplified.

“This regatta was incredible and sailing late yesterday paid off — getting races off quickly this morning did also as the breeze died down right after we finished the final four.”

Nicolosi, twice named an ICSA All-America crewmember, sailed in all but one race during the ICSA Team Race Nationals, teaming with captains Shawn Harvey or Christian Klingler.

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 workshop

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

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

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