During the last weekend in March the racing gets a bit more serious as we hold the Around the Rocks Race as a warm up the St. Thomas International Regatta. On Thursday before STIR the racing fleet is treated to possibly one of the most beautiful races that exist – a circumnavigation of St. John. A 10 mile beat up the south side, followed by a three mile reach capped off by a spinnaker run home past the north sides beautiful beaches. It’s a winner for all the competitors. The STIR then kicks in with 3 days of point to point and buoy racing. The treats here are our multi colored home grown IC 24 fleet and the races to and from our beautiful town harbor.