A Caribbean Yacht Club with Races and Social Events

The St. John Yacht Club was founded in 1972 and over the past 39 years, the St. John Yacht Club has grown to about 80 family memberships, including full- and part-time residents.  We are members of the United States Sailing Association, with full reciprocal privileges with yacht clubs all over the world.

The purpose of the club is to:

  • encourage and promote the sport of yachting in the Virgin Islands
  • provide a social outlet and bond for those who would follow the sea as an avocation
  • provide the organization to give collective voice in support of measures and programs, the objective of which is the maintenance and protection of the marine environment of the Virgin Islands
  • the Club may also award scholarships for marine studies

Each year we hold three or four regattas:

Around St. John – Starts and ends near Cruz Bay
Duke’s Trophy – Near Cruz Bay, around the Pillsbury Sound Cays
Island Hopper – Near Cruz Bay, around the Pillsbury Sound Cays
Commodore’s Cup – Coral Bay, to benefit Kids And The Sea (KATS)

More information and race dates can be found in the “Racing” section of this web site.

Boats/sailors from anywhere are welcome to participate in the regattas. Call the Race Chairman at 340-715-2265 for information.

Social Functions

The St. John Yacht Club tries to hold monthly Socials during the high season for its members and their guests. Look in the “Social” section of this web site for information on what is upcoming.

Visiting Yachtsmen

If you are on St. John during one of our Social Functions, we’d love to have you attend (space available). Please call the Commodore at 340-778-6101.  Or send an email to swanvi@pennswoods.net.


St. John Yacht Club always welcomes new members who share our love of St. John and sailing. Please call the Membership Chairman at 340-714-5817 for information about becoming a member.

Our Club Insignia – The Maltese Cross (see insignia above, info from Wikipedia)

The Maltese Cross is identified as the symbol of an order of Crustian warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller, or Knights of Malta. It was originally the symbol of Amalfi, a small Italian republic of the 11th century. The cross is eight-pointed and has the form of four “V”-shaped arms joined together at their bases, so that each arm has two points. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade. The eight points are said to symbolize the chivalric virtues:

  •  Loyalty
  •  Piety
  •  Frankness
  •  Bravery
  •  Glory and honor
  •  Contempt of death
  •  Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick
  •  Respect for the church