ABOUT THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

The second event in the Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run series will be based out of Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, USVI. Founded by the Danish in the 1600’s, St. Thomas functioned as a critical way station for trade and exploration. Once known as “the gateway to everywhere,” today St. Thomas it is the gateway to a wide variety of nautical adventures from sailing to deep sea fishing, diving, and day trips to neighboring islands. Rich history and unparalleled natural beauty can be found everywhere from historic downtown Charlotte Amalie to the white sand beaches and incredible ocean playground.

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ABOUT YACHT HAVEN GRANDE

Nestled in Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, USVI, Yacht Haven Grande is the centerpiece of IGY Marinas’ incomparable portfolio of yachting destinations. A full-service luxury marina offering a variety of exclusive amenities for the use of yacht crew and guests, Yacht Haven Grande is the premier marina on St. Thomas. The adjacent open air shopping complex, The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande, offers a variety of dining, shopping and nightlife options.

ABOUT THE STARS AND STRIPES POKER RUN

Launched in 2014, the USVI Stars and Stripes Poker Run has quickly become the most exciting and anticipated nautical event in the USVI.  Its focus is on family fun, camaraderie, safety and friendly competition.

“We are on a mission to revitalize the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands,” explains event founder Guilderoy Sprauve. “A poker run is a great way to get boaters, both local and international, and boating enthusiasts out to enjoy the ocean in a fun, safe way that also raises money for local charities.”

Last year, more than 45 boats participated in the event. The event is expected to attract more than 60 boats this year, including performance boats, power yachts and sport cruisers. Spectators are encouraged to join in the fun by booking passage on the party boat, Cruzan Breeze, which will follow the contestants on the route.