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St. Croix Yacht Club is friendly; visitors from accredited clubs are made to feel at home.

St. Croix Yacht Club

St. Croix Yacht Club

St. Croix Yacht Club

In 1969, the only yacht club on St. Croix was the St. Croix Yacht Club, a proper club with a proper clubhouse and properly mannered members. This monopoly changed in 1970 when the Outrigger Yacht Club was organized.

Located on the eastern outskirts of Christiansted, the Outrigger was nothing more than an open-air bar with a funky restaurant. I played piano at night at the Outrigger—an indication of its discerning management—while running tourists out to Buck Island aboard VOL-AU-VENT during the day. The owners came up with a promotional idea of calling the bar, a “Yacht Club,” and within days of its birth, they boasted that the Outrigger was the largest yacht club in the world. This may or may not have been true, but in the end, there were thousands of members. Anyone—including tourists—tall enough to plop $15 on the bar, received a drink, an Outrigger Yacht Club T-shirt and a membership card conveying full rights and privileges of membership to the bearer. Of course, there were no rights or privileges because there was no club, but that’s not the point...>>Full Story

Staffed by volunteer members, it is professionally managed; the grounds are well maintained.

It is recommended that entry into Teague Bay not be attempted without local knowledge, however, we offer Navigation Tips about how to find your way in.

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