For those that don’t know me, I’m Chuck Pessler, and I need your assistance. I’m currently the Regatta Director of the St. Thomas International Regatta our largest event of the year. For those new to STYC this regatta was sponsored by Rolex for 40 years and was a huge contributor to the Club’s financial bottom line and international reputation. In the past few years we have operated without Rolex because of a change in their corporate marketing strategy but the regatta has continued to thrive but with some loss of revenue. It remains as one of the best-run and liked regattas in the Caribbean.
The dates of the event are March 24 – 27, 2016.
That is where you as members come in with money saving helping hands:
We need housing near the club for our International Jury and Race Officers. This saves the club from renting condos etc. for housing. Your guests really do nothing but sleep in your rooms, homes or condos, absolutely no wear and tear.
With your help we can add $12,000 to your club’s cash flow.
A second large expense is chartering boats for race committee and photographers. We need a number of 20-34 ft. powerboats to help on the water for 3 days. We supply knowledgeable captains and crew and would love you to help also but it is not required. If you have a vessel that could help out we could save another $10 - $15,000 in charter fees.
Final need is volunteers! Many positions will open up between now and the event both off the water and on.
If you have the ability to help in any position, please contact me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The whole dock will be closed Monday, March 8th for repairs.
Launch service will be available.
The Directory Addendum will be sent out in the next 2 weeks or so. Please review the directory and send any additions or corrections to email@example.com If you are not in the directory please email me immediately with your information for the addendum. In the coming months we will be creating a member's only page on the STYC website and will have the directory available there and it will be updated each month with new member information.
On Tuesday March, 1st 2016 at 5:30 pm we will hold a new member orientation for anyone who would like to learn more about what the club has to offer. This is open to new and long time members and we hope anyone who takes part will stay for dinner or a drink to mingle and meet other members.
STYC Membership Chair
Evening Under the Stars Cocktail Party
Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00 P.M.
The Cliff Haus on Cabrita Point
Seventy-Five Dollars per Person
Donations gratefully accepted
Please R.S.V.P. to Ann Nicolosi
Please click (here) for NOR
Letter from NYYC (here)
Dear Commodore Nicolosi,
Attached to this email please find an invitation from Commodore Rives Potts to St. Thomas Yacht Club to participate in the New York Yacht Club Resolute Cup. Congratulations on your club’s selection! We have also included the regatta Notice of Race for your files. Other information regarding the Resolute Cup can be found on the Club’s website athttp://nyyc.org/yachting/racing/2016-resolute-cup. A hard copy of the invitation and NOR were sent to you today via the U.S. Postal Service.
We hope that St. Thomas Yacht Club will be able to accept this invitation. We look forward to your response in the near future.
New York Yacht Club
5 Halidon Avenue
Newport, RI 02840