Captains, start your yachts!

Mini21The Beach Bar at Wharfside
is the place to be this weekend for the annual St. John Minimal
Regatta
.

In contrast to other 'regattas', where Captains spiff out their craft
and hone their sailing skills and tactics, the event is for amateurs
only.  Especially the DIYers (do it yourselfers).

Contestants
have to build a boat with only a sheet of plywood, a roll of duct tape
and a pound of fasteners and a paid of eight foot-long 2x4s.  Obviously
it also helps to have a sense of humor in your toolbox as well as a
six-pack.  But, the Inquiring
Iguana
digresses.

With the Saturday afternoon weather forecast calling for a high of 88 degrees,
certainly no one would blame any regatta contestant for turning over
his/her boat to cool off, either.

Check back here this weekend for
photos of the good times.  Or, if you're there, send 'em here and we'll
post them ASAP.

There will be lots of music over the weekend, most of it from St.
Croix's Kurt Briggs Schindler.  He'll play at Larry's Landing
Friday night, the Beach Bar Saturday night and Crazy
Cracker's
Monday night.

  • Photos from last year's Minimal Regatta here
  • Kurt Briggs Schindler's Web site, KBSchindler.com

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