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8 February 2017
Tortola, BVI
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Ten Team BVI sailors raced in the 2017 Pan Pepin Regatta hosted by Club Nautico San Juan this past weekend.

Over 90 boats competed in the regatta in the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Sunfish, Optimist Green Fleet and Optimist Championship Fleet.

The BVI Team was represented in the Optimist Championship, Optimist Green and Laser Radial fleets and were joined by three additional sailors from the US, St. Croix and Curacao.  Darius Berenos from Curacao sailed with Team BVI in the Laser 4.7 class along with Milo Miller and Zach Carvahal competing in the Optimist Championship Fleet from St. Croix and the US respectively. 

Winds were medium to heavy with speeds from 13-20 knots and the San Juan harbor was challenging to track the wind shifts but everyone worked hard to master the conditions.  Unfortunately for a number of the team, problems with gear failure forced them to sit out some races and count some painful letter scores.

Top BVI Sailors included Kael Chalwell placing sixth in the Optimist Green Fleet, Nathan Haycraft placing fifth in the Optimist Championship Fleet and Jerome Parkins finishing third in the Laser Radial Class.

Darius Berenos finished first in the Laser 4.7 class after a dramatic winner takes all final race in which he beat St. Thomas' Mateo Di Blasi to win the tie break. 

Results
Opti Championships (30)
5. Nathan Haycraft (1st blue fleet)
18. Ryan Lettsome (3rd white fleet)
29. Samuel Allen (7th white fleet)

Opti Green (24)
6. Kael Chalwell
19. Amanda Plaxton
23. Victoria Rowlette

Laser Radial (6)
3. Jerome Parkins
4. Alex Rambarose
5. Stephon Ganga
6. Noah George

Click here to see the full results 
It's that time of year again...time to renew your membership at the Royal BVI Yacht Club.

Your membership is very important to us and helps us continue managing a successful youth sailing programme.


The 2017 RBVIYC AGM will take place on 21 February at 18:30 - all members are welcome to attend.
Click Here for the 2017 Membership Form

Team BVI Youth Racing Calendar...

Team BVI sailors will be competing at the following regattas over the next few months - stay tuned for how to follow their progress.

18-19 February - Cruzan Open, St Croix: Opti & Opti Green
18-20 February - Club 420 Midwinters, Florida, USA: Sam Morrell

 

Coming Up on the Royal BVI Yacht Club Calendar...

27 March to 2 April - BVI Spring Regatta

2017 BVI Dinghy Championships

19-20 May at Nanny Cay


2017 BVI Spring Regatta
27 March to 2 April


Click here and follow the registration link to enter
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