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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Interview with BTA's Glenn Jones on SailGP

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Yesterday the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) announced they are the Official Host Partner for the launch of SailGP’s Season 2, when the global league stages a four-week training camp in Bermuda followed by its two-day, live-televised kick-off event on the waters of the Great Sound next April.

The Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess is scheduled for April 24th–25th, adding Bermuda to the dynamic league’s second-season roster that’s set to feature nine events in host nations around the world. The showdown will follow a month-long camp held on the island for SailGP’s eight national teams—Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States—to hone their skills in pre-season practice. And, for the first time, female athletes will be included in the training as part of SailGP’s gender-equity initiative.



 
 
Monday, November 23, 2020
Bermuda To Host SailGP Season Opener in 2021

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Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) will be the Official Host Partner for the launch of SailGP’s Season 2, when the global league stages a four-week training camp in Bermuda followed by its two-day, live-televised kick-off event on the waters of the Great Sound next April.

The Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess is scheduled for April 24th–25th, adding Bermuda to the dynamic league’s second-season roster that’s set to feature nine events in host nations around the world. The showdown will follow a month-long camp held on the island for SailGP’s eight national teams—Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States—to hone their skills in pre-season practice. And, for the first time, female athletes will be included in the training as part of SailGP’s gender-equity initiative.

“This is a thrilling opportunity that not only offers Bermuda significant economic stimulus and international exposure outside the summer months, but also presents local business opportunities and community engagement benefits for our young people,” said BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones. “Notably, it will also provide a compelling reason for superyachts to visit in the spring of 2021, taking advantage of Bermuda’s new chartering allowance which came into effect earlier this year.”

“The partnership is the result of much brainstorming by the BTA with SailGP, starting as long as two years ago, to host an event originally targeted for 2022,” said Victoria Isley, BTA Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “Bermuda’s world-recognized health and safety record during the pandemic propelled that timeline to make a 2021 event in Bermuda both desirable and possible. After further discussions over the past year with SailGP, West End Development Corporation (WEDCO), the Bermuda Government, and other local partners, we’re now proud to deliver a scenario that is well-suited to Bermuda, aligned with National Tourism Plan goals, and geared to quickening the island’s economic recovery.”

“Bermuda is a truly ideal location to open our global championship next year,” said SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts. “It is not only a stunningly beautiful destination with perfect racing conditions, but it also offers a haven for our league to safely resume our calendar amidst the pandemic. The island has proven itself as an incredibly capable and welcoming host to major international events and is where the first generation of our F50 catamarans was introduced to the world during the America’s Cup in 2017. We look forward to fully engaging with the local community via our Race for the Future purpose-driven actions, and in spending April in Bermuda as we prepare for and launch our second championship season, which is shaping up to be a huge step forward in the world of professional sailing.”

The BTA has committed to be Host Partner for the 2021 event, with a first option to renew for return engagements in 2022 and ’23.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will serve as Title Partner for the kick-off event, while WEDCO is the Official Venue Partner—leveraging strategic use of the former AC35 staging site at Cross Island for the competition. Three additional partners include BF&M, RenaissanceRe and Butterfield Group.

The Bermuda Grand Prix will broadcast live in the US and Canada on CBS Sports Network and in the UK on SkyTV. Television and media coverage will generate exposure for Bermuda in more than 150 countries. Bermuda will also benefit from association with premium global brands that are currently sponsors of SailGP, including Rolex, Oracle and Rockwool.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Bermuda Keelboat Championships 2020 Day Three

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The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's shortened Keelboat Nationals Championships came to an end on the Great Sound in Blustery and rainy conditions.
Click Here to see Pictures of Bermuda Keelboat National Championships Day Three November 22nd 2020

Traditionally the Bermuda Keelboat Regatta sees visiting teams from North America taking part but this year all the teams are local.

Three more races were held on the Final Day in the Etchells, IOD & J105 Fleets.

Patrick Cooper from the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club won the IOD Fleet, he picked up three-second place finishes on the day to take a total to 15 points, Blythe Walker from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club finished in second with 20 points and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Craig Davis finished in third with 25 points.

With another 3 wins on Day Three sees Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Peter Bromby and Lee White claim the title in the J105 Fleet with 10 points. Keith Chiappa sailing out of the Spanish Point Boat Club finished in second with 21 points and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s James Macdonald finished in third with 34 points.

The Etchells Fleet was won by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Timothy Patton who recorded finishes of 1st, 2nd, and 1st on the day for his 13 total points, John Hele/Leatrice Oatley from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club finished in second with 17 points and finishing in third was Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s William Thompson with 19 points.

IOD Fleet Standings

15 Patrick Cooper – Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club

20 Blythe Walker - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
25 Craig Davis - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
34 Hubert Watlington & Kevin Horsfield - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
50 John Nicholls & Gregory Summers - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
54 Jean-Lou Pengelly
58 Chris De Silva

J105 Fleet Standings

10 Peter Bromby & Lee White - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club

21 Keith Chiappa - Spanish Point Boat Club
34 James Macdonald - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
37 Mark Cloutier & Peter Komposch - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
39 Ed Faries - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Etchells Standings

13 Timothy Patton - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

17 John Hele & Leatrice Oatley - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
19 William Thompson - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
23 Paul Wright - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
30 Richard Neame - Spanish Point Boat Club
34 David Leach - Spanish Point Boat Club

 
 
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Bermuda Keelboat Championships 2020 Day Two

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The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's shortened Keelboat Nationals Championships continued on the Great Sound in Blustery conditions.
Click Here to see Pictures of Bermuda Keelboat Nationals Championships Day Two November 21st 2020

Traditionally the Bermuda Keelboat Regatta sees visiting teams from North America taking part but this year all the teams are local.

Three more races were held on Day Two in the IOD & J105 Fleets, while the Etchells Fleet joined the racing.

Patrick Cooper from the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club continues to lead the IOD Fleet, he picked up three wins on the day to take his winning total to 5 out of the 6 races, Cooper has 9 points, Craig Davis from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is in second with 13 points and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Blythe Walker is in third with 17 points.

With another 2 wins on Day Two and a 2nd place, finishes sees Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Perter Bromby and Lee White in first place in the J105 Fleet with 7 points. Keith Chiappa sailing out of the Spanish Point Boat Club is in second with 14 points and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s James Macdonald is in third with 20 points.

The Etchells Fleet is being led by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s William Thompson who recorded finishes of 3rd, 2nd, and 2nd for his 7 points, Timothy Patton from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is in second with 9 points and there is a tie for third with Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s John Hele/Leatrice Oatley and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Paul Wright both have 10 points.

IOD Fleet Standings

09 Patrick Cooper – Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club

13 Craig Davis - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
17 Blythe Walker - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
24 Hubert Watlington & Kevin Horsfield - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
33 John Nicholls & Gregory Summers - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
36 Jean-Lou Pengelly
39 Chris De Silva

J105 Fleet Standings

07 Peter Bromby & Lee White - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club

14 Keith Chiappa - Spanish Point Boat Club
20 James Macdonald - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
27 Mark Cloutier & Peter Komposch - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
28 Ed Faries - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
38 Kelsey Durham - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

Etchells Standings

07 William Thompson - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

09 Timothy Patton - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
10 John Hele & Leatrice Oatley - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
10 Paul Wright - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
13 David Leach - Spanish Point Boat Club
21 Richard Neame - Spanish Point Boat Club

 
 
Friday, November 20, 2020
Bermuda Keelboat Championships 2020 Day One

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The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's shortened Keelboat Nationals Championships got underway on the Great Sound in Blustery conditions.

Traditionally the Bermuda Keelboat Regatta sees visiting teams from North America taking part but this year all the teams are local.

Three races were held on Day One in the IOD & J105 Fleets.

Patrick Cooper sailing out of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and Craig Davis sailing out of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are joint leaders of the IOD Fleet with 6 points, Cooper would finish 4th in the first race and then he won the second and third race, while Davis finished second in all three races.

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Peter Bromby and Lee White won all three races to lead the J105 Fleet with 3 points, while Keith Chiappa sailing out of the Spanish Point Boat Club is in second with 7 points, with finishes of 3rd, 2nd, 2nd.

IOD Fleet Standings

06 Patrick Cooper – Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
06 Craig Davis - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

09 Blythe Walker - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
10 Hubert Watlington & Kevin Horsfield - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
15 Chris De Silva
17 John Nicholls & Gregory Summers - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
21 Jean-Lou Pengelly
27 Eugene Simmons - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

J105 Fleet Standings

03 Peter Bromby & Lee White - Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club

07 Keith Chiappa - Spanish Point Boat Club
10 Mark Cloutier & Peter Komposch - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
11 James Macdonald - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
16 Ed Faries - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
17 Kelsey Durham - Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

 
 
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