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St. Croix Gam 
February 24, 2019

Registration & Info:  Contact Sarah Bucknell at 340-514-1607 or

SSCA Cruising Station Hosts GB and Sarah Bucknell will host the St. Croix Gam on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm with a potluck in their home (5015 Teague Bay).  A pre-gam happy hour will be held at the St. Croix Yacht Club on Friday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm and dinner will be available for purchase.  They'll also be offering Ham radio testing at noon on Saturday, February 23rd at the Deep End Restaurant for those wanting to upgrade or acquire a new license.  Transportation will be available.

Vessels may anchor outside the mooring field in Christiansted Harbor or in Gallows Bay for the Thursday event (below).  Dinghy tie-up is available and simple along the boardwalk in Christiansted.  Vessels may anchor in Teague Bay and enjoy the use of the facilities at the St. Croix Yacht Club for the Sunday potluck and dinghy tie-up is easy at the yacht club dock.  The Bucknell's home is a short walk just up the hill from the yacht club.  And, they will offer transportation as well.

While in St. Croix, Sarah suggests you take part in the very popular Art Thursday in historic downtown Christiansted on February 21st.  On the 3rd Thursday of each month, artists open their galleries and studios from 5:00-8:00 pm to share their talent and creative designs.  Many will feature a new exhibit, guest artists, or unveil a new design.  You'll enjoy live music and complimentary refreshments as you stroll through town and discover beautiful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more created by established and emerging artists.

If you have questions or plan to attend the gam, contact Sarah at 340-514-1607 or

Dominica Gam
February 25-March 3, 2019
Registration & Info:  Contact Toni & Jeff Smith at 767-225-7698 or

Join Cruising Station Hosts Toni & Jeff Smith for the Dominica Gam (formerly called Cruisers Week) February 25-March 3, 2019.  They have a full week of activities planned.  

February 23rd & 24th-Registration
Registration will be held at Smithy's Restaurant.  (10:00 am-3:00 pm)

Smithy's (Lagoon St.) is across the street from Prince Rupert Bay - a yellow and white 3-story building between Fort Shirley National Park and the town of Portsmouth. Look for feather banners at the entrance with a tall white and red Smithy's sign on the side. There is a new dock right on the Bay across the road from Smithy’s for dinghies. There is also the PAYS dock and facility slightly to the north.


February 25th-Official Opening & Expo
Official opening and welcome by Cruising Station Hosts Toni and Jeff Smith and the Dominican Government.  There will be a cultural performance.  Come see what the local businesses have to offer, with prizes and giveaways.  (Smithy's 11:00 am-4:00 pm)

February 26th-Emerald Pool Hike
Take a trip to beautiful Emerald Pool. Lunch included.  (Buses leave Smithy's at 9:00 am.)

February 27th-Rum & Roti
Join us as we enjoy local flavored rums and scrumptious rotis (flexible bread usually wrapped around curried meat and/or vegetables).  (Smithy's 11:00 am-3:00 pm)

February 28th-Potluck
Come on over with your tasty dishes.  Let us get to know each other and enjoy each other's company.  (Starts at 4:00 pm)

March 1st-Trois Poissons, Trois Facons
Dine with us!  Three types of fish will be on the menu, served three different ways.  It's a Friday night feast; there will be lots to drink as well.  (Smithy's 5:00 pm-11:00 pm)

March 2nd-Humanitarian Activity
Let's build a playground for St. John's Primary School.  Their playground was destroyed during Hurricane Maria.  To get an idea of what to donate, contact Joan Conover or Toni and Jeff.  We will meet at St. John's Primary School at 8:00 am.

March 2nd-Bar Hop
Join us as we support the local bars and local businesses in the northern area.  (Buses leave Smithy's at 6:00 pm.)

March 3rd-Texas Style Hoe-Down
We bring the curtains down with a Texas-style Hoe-Down.  Various BBQ dishes, beers and cocktails will be served.  There will be live entertainment by Julian Riviere (The Caribbean Cowboy).  Come line dance and party like you mean it!!!

To register or for additional information, contact Toni and Jeff Smith at 767-225-7698 or


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