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BARBADOS - sailing 2008
Burke our new hero Comliments of the Nation
Date February 22, 2008
Compliments of the Nation
IT WAS ALL BRUGGADUNG II in the second annual Mount Gay-sponsored Blue Monkey Regatta which took place just off the Blue Monkey Restaurant and Bar on the West Coast last Sunday.
Captained by the experienced Paul Johnson, the nine-member crew on Bruggadung raced to their second successive victory in the racing class ahead of fast second-place finisher Blazing, with Jaystar trailing in third place.
Speaking briefly with WEEKEND NATIONSPORTS after being crowned champion, Johnson said he and his crew were happy to have won the event for the second year.
"It was a wonderful and enjoyable event. We had good conditions which were conducive to good sailing and we really enjoyed ourselvess out there today.
"No praise is enough for the sponsors and organisers who put together such a wonderful event again this year," he said.
In the recently introduced J-24 class, the Barbados National Bank-sponsored Impulse, skippered by Neil Burke, sailed to the top of the class leaving Fade Away living up to its name by fading to a distant second, while Hawk Eye took third position. In fourth position was Shaking, fifth was Rover and sixth, Son Of A Gun.
In the cruising class No Compromise and crew were not about to compromise their position at the top to let in Gypsy or Asmara, who finished the tournament in second and third places respectively. The big McGuffy had to settle for fourth place.
BARBADOS - sailing 2007
11' continues to sail successfully
BARBADIAN boat Bruggadung 11 continues to sail with great success in regional tournaments. Owned by Paul Johnson and skippered by Andre Burke, Bruggadung II scored its latest success winning its class at the 27th Heineken Regatta which was recently sailed in St. Maartin.
Bruggadung II recovered from a fifth place finish in the first race on Friday, to win the first race on Saturday while finishing second in the second race. This left Bruggadung 11 tied with Expensive Habit skippered by John Bishop from St. Thomas.Barbados - sailing 2006
December 18, 2006 Compliments of the Nation News
A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR yacht-racing project is the latest
addition to Barbados' varied menu of water sports.
The advent of Ocean Racing Challenge (ORC) makes
Barbados the only Caribbean destination offering the experience of yacht
Barbados' beautiful climate and ever present north easterly trade winds make sailing up the west coast a pleasure. < Read more >
The youngsters started their international campaign at the Schoelcher competition in Martinique where ten-year olds, Amy Cox and Sarah Douglas, brought home first and second place trophies for Barbados.
Following that fine display, Barbados’ Optimist Dinghy sailing team continued to put Barbados on the map at a number of international and regional events.
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