Bermuda Sailors Azhai Smith and Christopher Raymond stood atop of the 2017 Forward Sailing New Zealand O’pen Cup podium in their Division.
Smith won the Gold Fleet with 15 Net Points, Smith only finished outside the top three in two races in taking the overall title, he also claimed the Boy’s Under 13 title as well.
Raymond won the Silver Fleet with 12 Net Points after Ten Races, Raymond only finished outside the top two twice, he recorded 4 wins, 4 second place finishes, a 4th and a 5th.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Bermuda-Canada Friendly Match Round Up
BERMUDA 2 Canada 4
Bermuda went down to Canada 4 - 2 in their International Friendly at the National Sports Center.
Bermuda Starting Line-up: Jahquil Hill, Roger Lee, Jalen Harvey, Dante Leverock, Zeiko White, William White, Killian Elkinson, Reggie Lambe, Osagi Bascome, Willie Clemons, Lejuan Simmons - Substitutes: Ajai Daniels, Shayne Hollis, Azende Furbert, Oneko Lowe, Rai Sampson, Zenawi Bowen, Mikiel Thomas, Jahkari Furbert, Keishon Bean - Canada Starting Line-up: Callum Irving, Nana Attakora, Dejan Jakovic, Will Johnson, Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Jonathan Osorio, Tosaint Ricketts, Ben McKendry, Ben Fisk, Adam Straith, Marcel de Jong - Substitutes: Sean Melvin, Wandrille Lefevre, Marco Bustos, Kyle Bekker, Maxim Tissot, Jay Chapman
Bermuda took the lead in the 12th minute when some slack Canadian marking on a corner kick allowed Bermuda to make a second cross in with Jalen Harvey scoring from close range.
Canada woke up and got the equalizer in the 21st minute when Ben Fisk crossed in from the left side, the cross found Anthony Jackson-Hamel, whose initial shot was saved by Bermuda goalkeeper Jahquil Hill, with the rebound put away by Jonathan Osorio from close range.
Two minutes later, Canada was in front when Osorio found Tosaint Ricketts running to the right side who got off a low hard shot that found the back of the net.
The game got interesting in the 55th minute when Bermuda was level, Lejuan Simmons scored for Bermuda after a shocking goalkeeper error, in the process the Canada substitute goalkeeper was injured and after having only two goalkeepers on the roster, they had to turn to veteran defender Adam Straith to step in.
Jay Chapman scored in the 75th minute to put Canada back in front and then Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in the 85th minute to earn Canada the win.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Bermuda's English Footballers Round Up
Izzy Brown showed why he is one of the leading talents in the Sky Bet Championship as Nahki Wells and Huddersfield returned to winning ways with a 2-0 result against Ipswich.
Brown, signed on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season, scored just before half-time to pile the pressure on under-fire Blues boss Mick McCarthy.
The England Under-20 player struck a superb individual effort as Huddersfield bounced back from a defeat against play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Christopher Schindler then added another in the second half to complete a miserable week for Ipswich after a shock FA Cup exit to National League side Lincoln.
Gary Caldwell's first game in charge of Rai Simons and his Chesterfield teammates ended in a goalless draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.
Simons started the match, but was replaced in the 81st minute.
Chesterfield remain in the relegation zone after collecting a point from a match which did not produce a shot on target until the 51st minute.
Chesterfield enjoyed the bulk of play in the first half but Wimbledon's stubborn defence restricted the hosts to a series of long-range shots from Dion Donohue, Dan Gardner, Ched Evans and Jay O'Shea which all flew wide.
Jonte Smith found the back of the net yet again as Lewes Football Club drew 1 - 1 with Ramsgate.
Tom Chapman gave Ramsgate a 1 - 0 lead when he converted from the penalty spot in the 29th minute, but on the hour Smith scored the level the affair and with no further goals the teams would share the points.
JAYLON BATHER & TEVAHN TYRELL
The story to be told on this freezing afternoon was one all too common for Jaylon Bather, Tevahn Tyrell and their Ilkeston teammates season.
There was lots of effort, a few chances created and some bright and dominant spells, but they lost to the odd goal once again and dropped points against one of the sides battling along with them to stay in the division.
After a quiet opening ten minutes, the rarity of an inspired 11th minute substitution paid dividends for the visitors as it provided the only goal of the game.
Ryan Bell had replaced the injured Steve Kinniburgh early on and within two minutes he was able to profit after Jamie Hannis had parried a Jordan Crawford effort, the ball scrambled in from a couple of yards out with Ben Milnes also challenging to try and score the goal.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Americas Cup Fast Approaching
With the America's Cup due to get underway in five months time, those considering making the trip to Bermuda need to be aware of the race schedule.
The America's Cup is set to be one of the shortest with the entire regatta complete within a month.
Essentially it is in two phases - with the usual intense racing program for the first two weeks - from May 26th to June 11th.
This covers the Qualifiers, Semi-Finals and Finals.
The America's Finals are only two days long, with maybe a third day, if required - so they are a three day event max. Semi-Finals are just a three day event.
The America's Cup Match itself has two days of racing Saturday and Sunday - June 17th - 18th followed by a five day break, with two further days of racing the following weekend June 24th - 25th and with a provision for two further days of racing on the Monday and Tuesday if required.
Racing in the Match lasts just 90 minutes, starting at 2.00pm
On the five days off there is a J Class regatta for three days with nine of the 120ft classics entered in what will be a spectacular event, and the Finals of the Red Bull Youth World Cup will be also sailed in the harbour.
There is no racing at all on the Thursday and Friday before the first race of the 35th America's Cup.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Minors Named Northeast-10 Track Athlete of the Week
Senior Dage Minors of the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Track Athlete of the Week, for the week ending on Jan. 15, as announced on Monday afternoon by the Conference office.
It is the third straight week a Franklin Pierce University athlete has taken home Track Athlete of the Week honors from the NE10, with Minors earning the honor for the second time on the season.
Minors' work last week saw him post a pair of nationally relevant times. On Friday, at the STAC Spartan Invitational, he won the 800 meters, with a time of 1:52.97. The time currently ranks fifth in the nation, meets both the NCAA provisional and NEICAAA qualifying standards, and is the fastest time so far this winter in the NE10. Minors followed up on Saturday at the Great Dane Classic, where he ran a 4:16.49 to place seventh in the mile, meeting the NEICAAA qualifying mark there as well. His mile time is 11th-best in the nation and ranks second in the NE10.