Bermuda sailors set sail on Day One to compete in the 2021 Orange Bowl Regatta off the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Florida, weather conditions made it a challenging day for the organizers, as only one race in each class was able to be completed..
Sophia Dias, Sam Redburn, Noah Amaradasa, Dylan Menzies, Oliver Soares, Jack Adderley, Evan Davis, and Nina Gotfredsen began competing in the Optimist Fleet that was split into three groups.
Soares leads the Bermuda sailors in the fleet T49th after finishing 17th in the only race held on the day in the Blue Group. Amaradasa is currently T79th after finishing 27th also in the Blue Group, Menzies sailing in the Yellow Group is T103rd finishing Day One in 35th, crossing the line in 42nd in the Purple Group sees Adderley T124th. T127th is Gotfredsen after finishing 43rd in the Yellow Group, while Davis is T142nd after finishing the Purple Group in 48th, Dias is T151st, finishing 51st in the Purple Group, and Redburn is T175th after finishing 59th in the Purple Group.
Gryffyn Benevides, Fox Targett, Indira Coleman, Oliver West, and Tadhg Gotfredsen are all competing in the Optimist Green Fleet.
Targett is leading the Bermuda sailors after crossing in the line in the only race of the day in 29th, Coleman is 40th, while Gotfredsen is in 50th, and Benevides is in 57th.
Bermuda was represented in the ILCA 4 Fleet by Isaac Wickramage, Ben Redburn, Ciarra Wells, and Pharaoh Benevides, while Sergio de Frias competed in the ILCA 6 Fleet.
In the ILCA 4 Fleet, Redburn crossed the line 31st to lead the Bermuda sailors, Wickramage is in 42nd, Wells crossed the line in 53rd, while Benevides finished 54th, and De Frias finished the day in 69th in the ILCA 6 Fleet.