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RBVIYC Dinghy Championships

Conditions were ideal for the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club’s Dinghy Championships held May 6-7 with winds ranging from 10-15 knots both days.Tight racing was found in every class with the Laser Radial fleet having eleven boats on the start line.Sailing instructor Emma Paul dominated the fleet by taking 1st in all ten races! Sydney Jones came second and KATS sailing program level 3 student, Jamie Bibby taking third.

Small turnout for the wayfarer fleet didn’t dampen the action. Andrew Waters’ crew, Mike Hearst went overboard shortly after the start of the first race when his hiking strap came undone. Andrew fell on hard luck later in the day when his strap let loose, launching him into the water. Back to Knot Tying 101 for those two?

Taking first place for the second year in a row was Richard Woolridge sailing on the Cutting Edge. Third place was Christian Kavaghan,

The Opti fleet of 14 boats was split into 3 divisions with the gold division going to Mimi Roller, silver to Christopher Cilliers, and Amanda Putley putting on a strong show to take the Green Division.

Fun and sun was had by all and hats off to the RBVI Yacht Club and its race organizers for doing a fine job

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