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Allen, George & Thompson among winners @ 2019 BVI Dinghy C/ships

- Rowlette & Plaxton take RSFeva title
Twenty one sailors across four classes participated in the BVI Dinghy Championship at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Ethan George, left, was the winner of the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Ethan George, left, was the winner of the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
 Savion James competing in the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Savion James competing in the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
The various winners at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019 pose with their trophies. Photo: RBVIYC
The various winners at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019 pose with their trophies. Photo: RBVIYC
Ethan George competing in the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Ethan George competing in the Optimist Green fleet at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Archie Drewett competes at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
Archie Drewett competes at the BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on May 18, 2019. Photo: RBVIYC
NANNY CAY, VI- Twenty one sailors across four classes enjoyed champagne sailing conditions on Saturday May 18, 2019 as they raced for the prestigious BVI Dinghy Championship titles.

Hosted at Nanny Cay and supported by sponsors Doyle Sails and Island Bags, racing took place in the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

In the six-boat Laser fleet, Christian Thompson added the BVI Laser title to the Masters victory from September 2018 with three firsts, two seconds and a fourth. His fourth place in the final race was discarded but the win there by Joe McIvor was enough to bring him up to third overall. Ollie Alsop also claimed a race win and matched with three seconds and a fourth, he secured second overall.

12-year old Samuel Allen put in an impressive performance in the Laser Radial class winning five of the six races. Max Reshetiloff came in second, taking the final bullet of the Championship whilst Stephen Ganga finished third.

Power of friendship!

The RSFeva was set up to be a family affair with father, son; father, daughter and brother, sister combinations in three of the four boats. But it was a team of friends who have cut their teeth together in the youth sailing programme who stole the show. Victoria Rowlette with crew Amanda Plaxton showed the adults around the course taking four bullets in the six race series to finish on just six points. Ted and Anya Reshetiloff took the bullet in race three and finished on 11 points in second. Chris and Ashley Brockbank snatched the first race win and finished in third overall on 12 points.

Ethan George the top newcomer

The Optimist Green fleet (for those new to racing) welcomed four young sailors who sailed an eight race series. Ethan George, led the way with bullets in all but one of the races but not without a challenge. Teammates Josiah Morris and Savion James, three of the newest members of the racing class in the after school programme, put their lessons into practice at their first ever regatta. Morris claimed the bullet in race six and tussled with James throughout the other races for second and third position. Archie Drewett, racing in the morning only, put in an excellent performance, bravely racing for the first time and finished in fourth position.

The RBVIYC, in a press release today, May 21, 2019 thanked host Nanny Cay for its continued support, sponsors Doyle Sails and Island Bags, “all the competitors for taking part and all the volunteers who worked hard on the water and ashore to ensure the event was a success.”

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