Last week’s cancellation of the annual International Optimist Regatta upset many in the junior sailing community and its supporters, both in the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond.

However, the cancellation — as well as the restrictions brought on by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak — has also been upsetting to the bottom line of the territory’s yacht clubs.

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