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Julian van den Driessche

St. Thomas teen still in top 20 at European Championships

With one more day of racing to go, St. Thomas teen Julian van den Driessche is in the top 20 in the Gold Fleet standings at the 2019 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships, which conclude today in Hyeres, France.

Van den Driessche, 17, had his two worst finishes of the six-day regatta, coming in 44th and 40th. That caused him to slide down the standings, from 13th entering Friday’s races to 20th with 144 points.

Israel’s Yogev Alcalay continues to lead the Gold Fleet standings with 57 points, three ahead of Spain’s Ricard Castellvi (60 points).

Greece’s Georgios Papadakos was third with 73 points, followed by Spain’s Manuel Garcia Lorente (74 points) and Poland’s Przemyslaw Machoiwski (86 points).

DPNR free Safe Boating Expo today on St. Croix

The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources will hold a free Safe Boating Expo today at the Gallows Bay boat ramp on St. Croix.

The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free vessel safety checks performed.

For more information, call 340-773-5774.

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 bmarnold71@gmail.com.

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.

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 basketball 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 noc@virginislandsolympics.org.

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.

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 noc@virginislandsolympics.org.

USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys 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 usvisoccer@gmail.com.

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 usvisoccerassociation@gmail.com.

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