Friday, November 25, 2016

BANKS ESPERANZA Top Barbados J/24 Nationals

J/24 sailing Barbados nationals (Bridgetown, Barbados)- It has been a busy year for the Barbados J/24 sailors, by far the largest fleet on the Caribbean island and also by far their largest yacht/ sailing club!  The 2016 Barbados J/24 National Championship saw spirited competition amongst the fleet of nearly a dozen boats.

Barbados J/24 sponsorsIn the end, it was Ian Mayers’ BANKS ESPERANZA- BAR 4396 that were declared the winners of the 2016 National Title!  Here is the photo of Erving Rosario and Paul Croney, representing the lead sponsors Suzuki Caribbean Marine and Carter's Fisherman's Corner, presenting Ian’s crew with the championship trophies.

J/24s sailing off BarbadosIn a great team effort with a lot of renewed energy, Charlie Gloumeau led his enthusiastic crew on SCOTIABANK BUNGA BUNGA- BAR 2420 into “the chocolates” as well, taking the silver medal for 2016!

Rounding out the podium in the bronze position was WILLIAMS INDUSTRIES HAWKEYE- BAR 3145, led by Robert Povey.  Perhaps the big surprise of the regatta was that the winner of the LUCKY HORSESHOE Regatta back in June, Robbie Yearwood’s DIE HARD, did not make podium!

Finally, SCOTIABANK BUNGA BUNGA was voted as the “Most Improved J/24 Team” for their outstanding performance during the year, finishing no lower than fourth place in any regatta!  For more Barbados J/24 sailing information