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BARBADOS - sailing 2008

Burke our new hero Comliments of the Nation News

Date February 29, 2008

Using one arm and one giant heart, cancer fighter Andrew Burke successfully sailed solo around Barbados in just under ten hours yesterday. Burke's Sail From The Heart, held to raise funds for the Barbados Cancer Society, took him from the Careenage to North Point and around the island. Prime Minister David Thompson (left) and seven-year-old Xavier Greenidge, who lost his leg to cancer, presenting a gift to Andrew Burke after his sail.

Date February 22, 2008

Compliments of the Nation News

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

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'kipper Ralph Johnson, ably assisted by his crew aboard “Bruggadung II”, out-sailed an impressive fleet to carry off overall Racing Class honours in the last weekend’s Harris Paints Regatta. Bruggadung 11' continues to sail successfully
Web Posted - Sat Mar 10 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Advocate

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.

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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 racing.
Speaking at ORC's launch at its home, the Shallow Draught, last Wednesday evening, director Philip McKeever said ORC has a bight future and "has been readily embraced by tour operators and the cruise industry."

Barbados' beautiful climate and ever present north easterly trade winds make sailing up the west coast a pleasure. < Read more >

Barbados sailing
The Barbados Yachting Association works hard to promote sailing and their vision in developing the sport within the community has produced an enthusiastic sailing club with some great young sailors.

Barbados’ young sailors continue to impress at international competitions bringing much glory to their country.

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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