Challenger II Win Inaugural Leatrice Oatley Trophy Race
In Mangrove Bay, hosted by the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club, the Bermuda Fitted Dinghy Association held the inaugural race for the newly-created Leatrice Oatley Trophy.
Challenger II, representing Sandys Boat Club won the historic event, where all four active dinghies were sailed by all-women crews.
The Leatrice Oatley Trophy is to be presented each year to the dinghy that demonstrates the best performance by women sailors in Bermuda Fitted Dinghy racing.
It was donated by the Frith family to promote participation and celebrate the accomplishments of women in Bermuda Fitted Dinghy racing.
The trophy is dedicated to Leatrice Oatley, in honor of her steadfast support of Bermuda Fitted Dinghy racing and the Victory Syndicate in particular, as well as her consistent promotion of women’s sailing in Bermuda.
There is no greater advocate for women’s Bermuda Fitted Dinghy racing, and this trophy will serve to recognize her longstanding contributions to the sport.
Leatrice Oatley Trophy Historic First Race
1st - Challenger II, Sandys Boat Club Sarah Davis (helm) Pat Young Alisa Bernardo Macey Aicardi
2nd - Elizabeth II, Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Katrina Williams (helm) Meghan Sherwin Gabrielle Brackstone Samantha Dill Rebecca May Fae Sapsford
3rd - Contest III, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Rachael Betschart (helm) Julia Lines Nicole Stovell Laura Hupman Gen Lau Skye Oliveira
4th - Victory IV, St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club Paula Lewin (helm) Sarah Frith Leatrice Oatley Ruth Mello-Cann Nijanae Pemberton Charlotte Rudd Joanna Santiago Sophia Dias