The 2018 Etchells World Championship began on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia with only one race sailed on the day.
Once the sailors were out past Green Island, there was less of the 8-10 knots from the Sou’east that had blessed the grounds of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly, and much, much more of the three knots or less, and from anywhere ranging from 010 to 110 degrees. So it was not surprising at all to see the Answering Pennant hoisted before the midday hour arrived.
The Bermuda team of Tim Patton, Campbell Patton and Rockal Evans sailing Incentive finished 83rd in the day’s race.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bermuda Argus International Gig Regatta
The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club hosted the Argus International Gig Regatta in the St. George’s Harbor.
With the wind at assisting the teams during the races it made for some very fast races on Day 1 which was the St. George's Sprint.
Spectators lined the Ordnance Island shoreline trying to get a glimpse of the rowers as they made their way to the finish line.
The Salty Sirens from Bermuda took the Ladies Honors for the day, with the East End Gigglers also representing Bermuda second and the Cotehle Rum Runners out of the UK finished third.
A Bermuda team called the Wonder Stroke took the line honors in the Men’s Division, a mixture of rowers from both the UK and Bermuda making up the Stragglers finished second and Team Jurassic finished third out of the UK.
Team Standings –
1. Salty Sirens (Bermuda) 2. East End Gigglers (Bermuda) 3. Cotehle Rum Runners (UK) 4. Row Cornish (UK) 5. Nauti Gals (Bermuda) 6. Team Jurassic (UK) 7. No Buoys (Bermuda) 8. London Cornish (UK) 9. Trian-Gals (Bermuda) 10. Island Paradise (Bermuda) 11. Jerry & The Pacemakers (UK)
1. Wonder Stroke (Bermuda) 2. Stragglers (UK & Bermuda) 3. Team Jurassic (UK) 4. Rowing Pains (Bermuda) 5. Rock Island (Bermudada) 6. London Cornish (UK)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Cooper & St. Mary's Finish 6th in Oyster Bowl
Lewis Cooper sailed the St. Mary’s College of Maryland B Boat during the Inaugural Oyster Bowl Fleet 1 Regatta.
The event was Two-Conference Regatta sailed in the 420 boat and hosted by the St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Lewis would finish with 87 Net Points helping St. Mary’s College of Maryland finish 6th overall.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Bermuda Open Bic National Championships
The Bermuda Open Bic Nationals which was sponsored by Tidal Asset Management and LIR Bermuda was hosted by the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Association.
A total of 21 boats compete over two days completing 13 races.
Aiden Lopes recorded 7 wins out of the 13 races sailed to win the Regatta with 14 Net Points, Ahzai Smith was second with 27 Net Points, this after picking up just one victory and Christian Ebbin finished third with 29 Net Points winning two races along the way.
The top female sailor was Genevieve Lau who finished 5th overall with 32 Net Points, while the top Under 13 sailor was Sarah Davis who was 6th overall with 52 Net Points.
Bermuda Open Bic Nationals 2018
14 Aiden Lopes 27 Ahzai Smith 29 Christian Ebbin 32 Ethan Edmunds 32 Genevieve Lau 52 Sarah Davis 63 Ben Redburn 71 Kipling Rossouw 82 Emily Davis 85 William Brackstone 100 Tamara Leitch 115 Sergio de Frias 119 Matthew Arruda 124 Isaac Wickramage 125 Raphael Rudolf 145 Ambya Smith 157 Olivia Buchanan 194 Sofia Amaral 204 Ava Gibson 206 Owen Dismore 224 Rory Lucas 230 Daniel Ringer
Friday, October 12, 2018
Kemp Finishes 4th in New England Championships
Sebastian Kempe competed in the 2018 Optimist New England Championships.
A total of 208 boats went to the start line for the Regatta, with Kemp flying the flag all alone for Bermuda.
A total of five races were sailed with Kemp finishing 4th overall with 13 Net Points.
Kemp would record finishes of 3rd in the first race, 9th in the second race, 4th in the third and fourth races and then he closed out with a 2nd place finish in the fifth race.