Australian Iain Jensen pocketed $500 and a bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum today when he won the MS Amlin “Dash for Cash,” an exhibition prelude to the 2nd annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
The Dash for Cash was sailed on a windy Hamilton Harbour, where the northwesterly breeze was recorded at 23 to 26 knots with gusts into the 30s on the race committee boat. The wind was so strong that the sailors had trouble turning downwind. There were many wipeouts as the strong gusts would blow the lightweight hydrofoiler over its bow. Some crashes were spectacular, with the skipper being launched from the boat in a cloud of spray.