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Friday, May 10, 2019
Bermuda Junior Gold Cup & Antigua-Bermuda Race

Bermuda's RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup

The 17th year of the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup continued on the Great Sound with Day Three of action.

Three races were held on the day to take the series to 11 total races, with George Lee Rush from New Zealand continuing to lead the Fleet with 26 Net Points, Rush has had an impressive Regatta winning four races, while finishing 2nd twice.

In second place is Matheo Capasso from Cayman Island who has 49 Net Points, while Bermuda’s Sebastian Kempe is in 3rd with 49 Net Points, Yanne Broers from the Netherlands the first female sailor is in 4th place with 54 Net Points and Tadeo Funes de Rioja from Argentina rounds out the top five sailors after Day Three with 69 Net Points.

Click Here to see the Full 2019 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Results After 11 Races

2019 Antigua Bermuda Race

The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race entered a new phase on the second night of the 935 mile race to Bermuda. The international fleet encountered a pressure ridge over a thousand miles wide, right across the race course. Race leader, Supermaxi SHK Scallywag (HKG) came to a grinding halt and watched the rest of the fleet close the gap until they too lost the breeze.

Scallywag's tactic of sailing almost 175 miles west of the rhumb line looked to work in their favor as the easterly going ocean current did at least work in their favor. However, during the night, it was snakes and ladders as one boat after another lost or gained in the patchy breeze. Behind the leader, teams are still using their own strategies to maximize performance and get through the light air and make it to the fresh breeze north.

SKH Scallywag was back in the breeze, making 15 knots of boat speed, with 400 miles to go to the finish. Afansay Isaev Maxi Weddell (RUS) was approximately 100 miles behind the leader. The chasing pack were enjoying tight racing with only 18 miles of separation between the next five boats: Esprit de Corps IV (CAN), Pata Negra (GBR), Maremosso (GER), Challenger (CAN), Raucous (SUI).

Morgan Watson & Meg Reilly sent in a blog from on board their Pogo 12.50, giving a taste of the light conditions, and more importantly sharing the knowledge of how to keep Hermes II (CAN) going.
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