Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rum Storm At J/24 Barbados Mt Gay Regatta

J/24 sailors in paddleboard race to determine who wins! (Barbados, The Caribbean)- The Barbados J/24 fleet continues to grow by leaps and bounds, springing from one success to another.  This year's Mt Gay Regatta saw a tremendous, enthusiastic turn-out for the J/24 class with fourteen boats participating in the event, essentially all the J/24s in Barbados!

J/24s sailing one-design off Barbados, CaribbeanSailing like a pro was Bailey's team on FULLY COVERED, taking the regatta counting three 1sts and three 2nds for 9 pts in the seven race regatta.  Talk about a "schooling", seems to many they need to be handicapped!  The dog fight for the balance of the top five made for some spirited racing within the fleet.  Coming out on top was Povey's HAWKEYE with 23 pts to take second overall.  Mayers's ESPERANZA finished third with 25 pts, Burke's IMPULSE took fourth with 26 pts and Sweeney's ATTITUDE took fifth.  On the short end of that stick in the last race was Rostant's team on JABULANI, finishing 5th and losing an opportunity to finish on the podium.  For more J/24 Barbados sailing information