Saturday, November 23, 2013

J/105 LOKI Surfs Nassau Cup!

J/105 Loki sailing the Nassau Cup Ocean Race to Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas)- The famous SORC Nassau Cup Race took place this past weekend in what many would’ve considered “champagne sailing” conditions for their “hang ten” ride surfing the big waves across the Gulf Stream to Nassau, Bahamas.  Unlike what was expected for the start and very dJ/105 Loki at Nassau Harbor finish line in Bahamasissimilar to the previous couple of days, all the PHRF class started on time and under beautiful blue skies at 1105 hours Saturday morning. The winds were out of the North at 10-12 knots and the forecast showed a pretty large front that would power the fleet home in near record time.

After the teams had awoken to gorgeous sunny skies for their finish off the majestic Nassau Harbor Lighthouse, they immediately headed to “Race Central HQ” at Nassau YC for the warm greetings and legendary (e.g. amazing!) Bahamian hospitality.  Enjoying it more than most may have been David Bond’s J/105 LOKI, taking third Overall and again placing on tJ/22s match racing in Nassau Harbor, Bahamashe podium for at least the past three years!  Congratulations to the LOKI team for their perseverance and happy times had by all.

Unique to the event this year was the J/22 Match Race Regatta.  After the dust cleared, the crew that won included  Eamonn deLisser, Tim Banks and a local Bahamian youth sailor— pretty cool that is!  In all it was another great regatta with good racing, close finishes and the legendary Bahamian hospitality of the Nassau Yacht Club.   Sailing photo credits- Carole Wing   For more Nassau Cup Ocean Race sailing information