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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Smith & Evans to Fly Bermuda Flag in World Cup

Benn Smith
The world of Olympic competition arrives in the USA with the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series on January 20th – 25th in Miami. As the second stage of the 2019-20 Series, 205 sailors from 50 nations including Bermuda will race across seven Fleets on Biscayne Bay.

The Laser Standard and Laser Radial Rig Divisions are missing some of the top sailors who are training in Australia for the February 2020 Class Worlds, there is no less pressure as the nation’s yet to qualify will be after the single North American spot that is available.

In the 48-boat Laser fleet, sailors and competitors from Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago will be vying for the bid. Benn Smith will be flying the Bermuda Flag in the Fleet looking for the Spot.

In the Finn Class, Bermuda’s Rockal Evans will face off against Mexican representatives Juan Perez Soltero and Alejandro Perez Ontiveros for the North American Tokyo 2020 spot. The fleet of 15 will also see the American selection process continue. After one event, Luke Muller has an eight-point advantage over Rio 2016 Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Cooper Helps St. Mary's Finish 2nd in Rose Bowl

Mckenzie Cooper and his St. Mary’s College of Maryland Sailing teammates competed in the 2020 Rose Bowl hosted by Southern Cal.

The Interconference Regatta saw the competitor’s race in FJ boats, saw St. Mary’s College of Maryland finish 2nd overall with 74 total points.

Cooper and his crew Sophia Taczak finished second in the B Division with 36 points.

In the nine race series, Cooper recorded a win in the First Race and the Ninth Race, he also had three second place finishes and a third.

Georgetown won the Regatta with 64 total points.
Monday, January 06, 2020
Bermuda Part of WMRT 20th Anniversary Season

Bermuda is part of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 20th Anniversary season.

2020 will see an 18 event schedule across 13 countries, including a new championship format awarding points from all events towards the annual match racing world title.

GKSS Match Cup Sweden also re-joins the tour as the third World Championship event of the series, alongside Long Beach Yacht Club's Congressional Cup Regatta, and the Argo Group Gold Cup hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Under new ownership since last year, WMRT returns to its 'event host' model, bringing together a series of independent match racing events around the world as part of the annual world tour. Competing teams will accumulate points from events on to the WMRT annual championship leader-board - the skipper with the highest points at the end of the season will be crowned Match Racing World Champion, officially sanctioned by World Sailing, the governing body of the sport. The defending Match Racing World Champion is Phil Robertson (NZL), two-time winner of the title in 2016 and 2018/19.

2020 also marks the 70th competition of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Argo Group Gold Cup for the King Edward VII Trophy May 11th – 16th.

Women's and youth teams are regularly invited to race against the top echelon of match race sailors on picturesque Hamilton Harbour in the challenging, 33-foot long International One-Design.

At stake is the oldest trophy awarded for match race sailing in one-design sailboats and a USD$100,000 prize purse. Continuing a partnership that began in 2008, title sponsor Argo Group returns for the 11th time.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week 2020

The Bermuda International Invitational Race Week 2020 has been scheduled for May 2nd – 8th.

For over 65 years this event has attracted some of the best sailors from around the world.

This event that takes place on the Great Sound is one of the highlights for the International One Design sailing calendar.

This event is back also on the racing calendar for Etchells, Vipers and the IOD.
Monday, December 30, 2019
Bermuda Sailors Conclude Orange Bowl Regatta

The Orange Bowl International Youth Sailing Regatta 2019 has come to an end, as the fourteen Bermuda Sailors took to the waters of Miami for the final time having sailed 12 races.

Pharaoh Benevides led the Bermuda sailors in the Optimist Green Fleet with 189 Net Points and finished in 16th place, Benevides best finish of the regatta was a 4th place finish in 10th race. Oliver Soares finished in 18th with 216 Net Points, while Cody Rans finished 19th with 218 Net Points.

Dylan Menzies would finish in 29th with 319 Net Points, with Finbar Lohan holding down the 35th position with 362 Net Points, while Margaret Adderley finished in the 55th position with 571 Net Points and Ian Shaw finished in 58th with 607 Net Points.

PJ Rodrigues remained in 19th place in the Red Fleet with 225 Net Points, with Rachael Betschart finishing in 23rd with 254 Net Points, 324 Net Points saw Kipling Rossouw hold down the 30th place spot and Isaac Wickramage finished in 49th with 337 Net Points.

Jordan Vieira finished in 56th with 434 Net Points, while Sergio De Frias finished in 57th place with 449 Net Points and Jack Adderley finished in 61st with 514 Net Points.

Ethan Thompson led the Bermuda sailors in the Blue Fleet, he finished in 28th place with 123 Net Points, while Sophia Dias finished in 38th with 217 Net Points.

Sarah Davis finished in 47th with 284 Net Points, while Trystan Hocking finished in 71st with 399 Net Points and Ciarra Wells finished in 100th with 656 Net Points.

In the White Fleet, Luis Miguel Power finished in 15th place with 506 Net Points.
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