PETER HOLMBERG LAUNCHES ONLINE PRO-SAILING BUSINESS
-- Growing number of Grand Prix racers plan to add Caribbean to world tour itineraries –
ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (September 15, 2008) – The recent launch of
Peter Holmberg‟s new web-based business www.peterholmberg.com lays to rest
speculation that he plans to join another America‟s Cup team, marks the homecoming
of St. Thomas‟ most celebrated sailor after years of living abroad, and paves the way for
his return to the professional Grand Prix circuit as a free agent.
According to Holmberg, the decision to operate his pro-sailing business from his home
in the United States Virgin Islands is based, in part, on the growth of the Caribbean‟s
signature yacht racing circuit that now features several high-profile events of sufficient
caliber to compete effectively with the U.S. East Coast and Europe for seasonal slots on
the racing calendar of top IRC-rated yachts making world tours.
“Everywhere I raced this summer – from Newport to Sardinia – people were talking
about heading south right after January‟s Key West Race Week to do the Caribbean‟s
premiere events -- St. Maarten (Heineken Regatta), St. Thomas (International Rolex
Regatta), the BVI (Spring Regatta), and (Stanford) Antigua Sailing Week,” says
Holmberg, who expects to be a major player, utilizing every home court advantage for
whichever team he sails with, when the Grand Prix boats come to visit.
Still under wraps, Peter will campaign a new boat in the superyacht racing circuit, which
includes the Superyacht Cup Antigua and St. Barth Bucket Regattas, designed to
accommodate yachts in the 100‟ to 175‟ range.
Holmberg attributes the Caribbean region‟s rise to prominence to its spirited
competition, reliable winds, brilliant sunshine, well-managed regattas, and superb
sailing venues that stretch from Tobago, Antigua and St. Maarten, to the U.S. and
British Virgins, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
“Twenty year ago when I made the move to pro-sailing there were few, if any,
opportunities within the Caribbean for sailors like me to earn a living doing what we
love,” says Holmberg, who has since shaped his talent for sailing fast into a fulltime
career that allows him to compete as a professional helmsman, tactician and strategist
at the highest levels of the sport that has defined his life and carried him around the
To keep pace with his globe-trotting lifestyle, Holmberg‟s website features a personal
perspective „Current News‟ blog with daily posts during regattas that keep his followers
abreast of racing action worldwide aboard some of the circuit‟s hottest boats.
Yachting enthusiasts will also enjoy the site‟s photo gallery and extensive list of links –
to Caribbean regattas organized by season/month, yacht racing news media worldwide,
weather, yacht clubs, marinas, and U.S. Virgin Islands tourism – provided as a resource
for planning annual race programs.
Designed to mirror the diversity of his business plan, the website offers insights into
Holmberg‟s hidden talents – for motivational speaking, consulting, project management
and sports marketing – skills not generally associated with an Olympic silver medalist,
Maxi World Champion, No. 1 world-ranked match racer and America‟s Cup helmsman.
To contact Peter Holmberg directly, visit www.peterholmberg.com; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; or address correspondence to 6501 Red Hook Plaza, Suite
201, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802-1306
To download high-resolution images of Peter Holmberg, copyright free for editorial
purposes only, and a brief „fact sheet‟ bio, log-on to the Media „Press Room‟ at